InspirationFX: Midnight Lavendar Necklace

Get your creative juices flowing~~~ Midnight Lavendar Necklace Designed by: Anne Marie Desaulniers Lavender and midnight gunmetal, marry to become a darkly delicious necklace. I was originally designing a bracelet, but the muse decided that the piece wanted to be something much grander (thus, more shopping to be done!). The lacy metal beads, jumped into my tray, during one of my grazing sessions in the store. Then I needed to figure out, what the heck I was going to do with them! Wire wrapping was a given, but which accent colour to choose? I didn’t want the piece to be …

Getting to Know…Jen Rosen

Many wire enthusiasts have already met Jen Rosen through her wire-wrapping classes. If you aren’t a wire enthusiast (yet!), here is some information about this wonderful wire artist. Jen has always been a creative person. “I started with school projects, then oil painting before moving into jewellery,” says Jen. Eye of Medusa Ring “My mother-in-law showed me one of the beaded bracelet designs she took in a class and taught me. Afterwards, I found a local small bead shop that taught some beginner classes. I took a course at the New York Institute of Art and Design and looked through …

Wire Wrapping a Briolette

As promised in the inspiration yesterday – I tried to take some pics of the process of wire wrapping a briolette.  I think the following instructions should help out those with some wire wrapping skills – If you have any questions – as usual, feel free to ask away. I’ll clarify as much as I can.

Birdsnest Rings

Every now and again I teach a basic wire wrapped ring class called “Birdsnest Rings”. This is a fairly simple project, and once you get the hang of it, you’ll be whipping these out like crazy. Trust me, all of your friends will want one! Materials required: 22 gauge Artistic Wire, or 22 gauge dead soft sterling silver wire Fabulous assortment of Swarovski, or semi precious beads Wire cutters, and flat, or chain nose pliers Ring Mandrel Ring Sizer Needle File Coated flat nose pliers (optimal) Instructions: Cut a length of wire to 2.5 feet long, and gently straighten your …