New Wire Wrapping Tutorial! Wire Weaving Jewelry Lessons...Make this Great Pendant:

Weaving wire is a basic part of making wire jewelry. It requires few materials and tools, and uses no heat or glue. In my new: Wire Weaving Pendant Tutorial, I'll show you how to use weaving techniques to make pieces that are both beautiful and sturdy like this beautiful pendant.  My detailed tutorial has 16 pages of clear, easy-to-follow instructions. It includes material lists, tool lists, illustrated diagrams, lots of tips, and many large, beautiful photographs. This tutorial is intended for beginner to intermediate wire wrappers, though it is appropriate for all levels. Click here for more details.

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Wire Wrapped Jewelry at Art Under the Oaks 2016 - Outdoor Art Show

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It's that time of year again! I'll be bringing new pendants, bracelets, earrings, and plenty of other handmade jewelry to Art Under the Oaks on July 16 & 17. This year I'm showing my work with another artist, Caryne Mount, who creates fabulous textile pieces including scarves and bags. I'll have my elaborate signature wire wrapped pieces, as well as simpler handmade jewelry in the $15 - $40 range. Perfect for gift giving. Art Under the Oaks is one of my very favorite art shows, featuring many wonderful local artists in a beautiful garden setting. If you can make it, come say...

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Give Mom a Ring on Mother's Day. And Get Her Some Beautiful Jewelry, Too!

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I have lots of great handmade OOAK jewelry just waiting to become the perfect Mother's Day gift. There are over 100 items listed on my website and about 50 on Handmade on Amazon. And if you want something you don't see, send me a message - my studio has dozens and dozens of pendants, necklaces, bracelets and earrings that I haven't had time to list yet. If you order soon, there's still time for regular US shipping, which is free when you spend $25.  Add to that my free gift packaging and you're all ready for next Sunday! And call your...

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My Handmade Genuine Sea Glass Jewelry v. My Handmade Cultured Sea Glass Jewelry - What's the Difference?

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    I make two kinds of beautiful, boho sea glass jewelry. Both are  handmade and one-of-a-kind. They even look similar. However, there are some important differences. First, you will notice a difference in price. The more expensive pieces are made with genuine sea glass that I know came from beaches. I usually know where and when the glass was collected. I choose the most jewelry-worthy of these pieces and wire wrap them in sterling silver. These become my higher end genuine sea glass jewelry. The somewhat less expensive, and often more colorful pieces, are made with sea glass that I can't verify. This...

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Creating More Men's Accessories and Jewelry: Tie Bars, Tie Tacks, Bracelets

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Here's a glimpse of the jewelry making process I use for making my new line of one-of-a-kind men's accessories. (And a lot of my women's jewelry as well.) Pictured above is a silver and bronze tie pin that has been heavily oxidized. I use a Dremel with all sorts of nifty attachments to expose the metal under the patina and give a good shine. To the right you can see the intricate wire weaving for a tie clip. This is the first step of many and will be the top layer if the clip. Below you can see the very...

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