This is going to be a long post, but there are 2 exciting things to share!
First, my blog is now officially a website! emmspage.com!
Second, through connections (via my brother) it looks like some of my jewelry will be for sale near Wild Wild West Con in Tucson, AZ.
I will give you more details when I get them, but I am very excited!
On that note, here is some of what I made for the Con. Sorry, in advance, for the picture overload.
I have added a few new pieces to my ever growing collection.
I’m interested to hear your thoughts. Some of them are a little different.
Also, I’m teaching myself to wire wrap. The cameo is my first attempt! I think it turned out pretty well, considering.
This necklace is a pretty typical piece for me, but I do love this style.
My first attempt at wire wrapping! Other than the few plier nicks, it turned out pretty well.
This is a stretchy wrist band. I wired a couple of findings together, and attached it to this stretchy band I threw together.
These earrings have fresh water pearls, and adorable little washers that I thought look a lot like gears. I like the stainless steel with the mix of the brass.
I found these bobbins on clearance, and since they didn’t fit my sewing machine, I thought they would make adorable wire reels!
I saw something similar to this at Hobby Lobby, but it was a little more modenr, and the watch hands were fixed. These hands are free turning.
I’d love to hear your thoughts! Please feel free to comment!
So the first new item is a necklace, as you can see. I got a bunch of quill pen tips on clearance, and thought they would look nice on jewelry, so this is my first attempt. First of all, I sanded off the tip, to make it a little less dangerous, then wrapped some wire around it, made a loop in the back, to put the cord through, put a couple of washers on, made a coils out of wire for decoration, made clasps, and voila! It was incredibly easy, and it’s a little different, which I like.
These are a couple of fingerless lace gloves. They came out a little puffier than expected, but they’re cute. It is just an elastic, satin ribbon and lace trim. Each one took about 3 minutes to make. The camera made the lace and ribbon look like two different colors, where in person they’re the same color.
Thanks for stopping by! Please let me know what you think!
So I know that I just posted tonight, but I made this bracelet that I wanted to show you. It’s pretty sweet. I’m still going with pretty simple designs while I play around with different things. Eventually I plan to make my designs a little more intricate, but for now this is what I’m doing. Like the earrings, I made the chain, and I also made the clasp with the same wire.
I just wanted to share my awesome new supplies! I had a lot of fun finding these. I got some super good deals at the antique store, the hardware store and Hobby Lobby. So be jealous, here’s what I found!:
These keys and little vials were at the antique store:
Some of my Hobby Lobby findings (look at the sweet crochet hook. It’s wood! I can’t take the texture on the metal ones, so I got this one, which is way more awesome anyway):
And these were from the hardware store:
As you saw in the first picture, there were a few more things (even some not in the first picture), but… these were the only things I photographed, so…
So, I thought I’d quickly post about what I made tonight. They’re earrings, in case you didn’t see the title. Yeah, so they look super simple, and really they were, but they were slightly more difficult than they look.
I had an idea to do something like this, so I went to the store to buy chain, and they had nothing like what I was looking for, so I decided to make my own chain. They did, however, have these super cool gears and earring hooks, so I bought those, but I did make the chain, and I’ll show you how.
I used 20 gauge wire, but I would suggest starting with something a little thicker to practice. I just wrapped it around an allen wrench, because you’ll get a precise size, which is nice. Then…
You just start cutting straight into the coil, until they are all jump rings.
Start connecting them. I like to use a pair of nylon pliers like these: http://www.amazon.com/Pliers-Nylon-Flat-Straightening-44137/dp/B003U2IKWK to close the loops, because it doesn’t leave any nicks or dents.
Okay, that’s all. Good night.