I’ve been having a great time designing custom wire wrapped cabochons for people! They pick the cabochon and the beads and/or charms that are part of the design. I have many beautiful cabochons and beads for my customers to choose from. I make the pendant by wire wrapping the cabochon in sterling silver. Here are two examples:
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Hi! I haven’t written for a while. I’ve been really busy with my Etsy site. I also did some traveling. I thought of some new jewelry ideas, too.
I’ve been wanting to do some fancy wire wrapping. I though it would be best if I received some instruction. So, I took a class at the Bead Show in Pasadena. I learned a lot that day! I can use a drill to twist wire. I bought a drill there. It’s programmed to be very slow moving so it doesn’t twist it too much or break the wire. I also bought a pair of magnifying glasses that I put over my regular glasses. They certainly help with the close-up work!
I chose an orange glass cabachon to wire wrap, because I’ve been wearing a lot of orange during the spring and summer. Here it is, below. I think I had some success with it. A free form wire wrap is used on the front. Round orange crystals are wire wrapped at the top with swirls of wire at the end.
I’m really proud of my Etsy site! I have over 70 items there. I’d love for you to see all the items I’ve been working on. Lately, I’ve been making Halloween earrings. I’ll put several of them in my blog during my next entry. If you would like to make a purchase on my Etsy site, I am giving a 10% discount to first time customers. The coupon code is, FIRSTORDERTHANKU10. The web site is, embellishedcharms.etsy.com.
I have a friend, Genie, who went to Bondi Beach in Australia. She and her daughter collected sea glass and shells on the beach. Genie asked me to make her two pendants, using the sea glass and shells they found on the beach. It was my delight to do so!
The fun part was that we created the pendants together. She helped design both of them. I glued the shells to the sea glass, the way Genie wanted them, and added a bail to hang each necklace. She wanted a necklace she could use with both pendants. So, I made her a moonstone necklace that would go with both pendants.
We are both very happy with the way they turned out. What a lovely way to wear memories from a wonderful place where someone traveled. I would like to do more of this “memories” jewelry.