This is an intermediate tutorial with 64 steps and 24 pages and lots of colour photos making it an easy to follow step by step guide
In this tutorial you will learn to make these beautiful woven earrings. The weaving sweeps its way around the oval barrel bead and swirls to a finish at the bottom to resemble a fuchsia bud. You will use three methods of weaving, making this a great project to practise or learn new weaving skills. This is a very detailed step by step guide - perfect from people wanting to move on to the next level.
This tutorial has been updated to include a variation of embellishing these delicate earrings with leaf charms and beads to create a more 3 dimentional design.
There are 51 steps for the main design and 13 steps for the embellishment variation.
Inspired as a child to make jewellery when I was bought a bead weaving loom one Christmas, my style has changed dramatically over the years, from simple strung necklaces into what you ...
Inspired as a child to make jewellery when I was bought a bead weaving loom one Christmas, my style has changed dramatically over the years, from simple strung necklaces into what you see today.
I have always loved working with semi precious stones and wire, for many years I have experimented with different ways of combining the two. The jewellery on these pages have been influenced by the designer Eni Oken who has helped me to harness the natural beauty of the stones and compliment them with silver wire work.
Each piece has lots and lots of hand coiled wire, no glue or solder is used just ancient methods of coiling and weaving.
I now divide my time between making jewellery and writing tutorials for my designs, if there is a piece that you have seen and would like to learn how to make, but can't find the tutorial, just let me know and I will see what I can do. I am also a freelance writer for 'Making Jewellery' magazine and have had several projects published.
In 2009 I launched my business, working full time on my jewellery. A daunting step but one that I have never regreted. In 2010 I started writing my first book, Wire Jewelry Mastrclass, which was published by The Guild of Master Craftsmen and will be available from October 2011.