New Jewelry for Wild Wild West Con

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.

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New jewelry!

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.
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My first attempt at wire wrapping! Other than the few plier nicks, it turned out pretty well.
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This is a stretchy wrist band. I wired a couple of findings together, and attached it to this stretchy band I threw together. 
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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.
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I found these bobbins on clearance, and since they didn’t fit my sewing machine, I thought they would make adorable wire reels! 
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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.
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I’d love to hear your thoughts! Please feel free to comment!

New things!

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.
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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.
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Thanks for stopping by! Please let me know what you think!

Simple Steampunk Choker

Here’s something I threw together last night, it was super simple, but I think it’s cute. Just braided leather (I was going to make a macrame necklace, but I didn’t have any pieces long enough). Then I made the clasps, a couple of jump rings, and attached the charms. A very simple, but cute choker.
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Bracelet

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.
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Awesome finds!

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!:
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These keys and little vials were at the antique store:
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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):
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And these were from the hardware store:
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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…

I made some earrings.

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.
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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…

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You just start cutting straight into the coil, until they are all jump rings.
Then…
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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.

Then you can make cool stuff like these fun steampunk earrings!:
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Okay, that’s all. Good night.