Saturday, April 18, 2009

Swirl Accent Wire Wrapped Bead Necklace

I made this wire wrapped necklace today! Just want to post it and share with you all. I tried a little fancier wire wraps this time. The swirls on the bead gives the necklace an interesting artistic touch! Hope you like it! :) When I get a chance, I will try
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to compile a tutorial for this technique.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Simple Handmade Earring Gift Box

While looking for a new and cute way to package some of my simple earrings as gifts for my niece's birthday party, I came up with this idea of using cute little favor boxes to package earrings. It turned out to be an awesome idea for young girls. My niece packaged about 8 different pairs of earrings into these boxes (all the boxes look very similar from the outside), and gave to her friends when they came over for her birthday party. It was quite a surprise for all the girls, and they all end up loving the pair they picked!

Have you ever consider holding a simple jewelry-making party for your girl? Try it, I think it would be a lot of fun!!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Wire Wrapped Rings

Try this wire wrapped ring, you can use any beautiful bead you have!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

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Bracelet 002

Level of difficulty: ♥

This is a simple bracelet I made using bead tips. Below are the tools and supplies that you will need for this bracelet.

chain-nose pliers


1 clasp
stringing wire
small silver round beads
12x large glass bead nuggets
6x bead caps
3x 10mm glass pearls
2x crimp beads
2x bead tips

1. Arrange all the beads to your desired pattern.
2. You can use bead-tips to attach the stringing wire to the clasp before you start stringing the beads.

3. Add small silver round beads between all the larger beads to give the bracelet a nice accent of silver.

Monday, April 13, 2009

FREE Wire Wrapping with Headpins Tutorial in PDF ready

I have just converted my wire wrapping with headpins tutorial into PDF format. With this file, you will be able to print out a 7 pages tutorial in clear step-by-step photos and instructions. If you would like to get a free copy of this file, please read my previous post for instructions. For those of you who had already requested the file, you should be expecting to receive the file by the end of Tomorrow.