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Wire Bliss Handcrafted Wire Wrapped Jewelry
Blog about handcrafted wire wrap jewelry including necklaces, bracelets, earrings, rings, pendants, jewelry tools, free tutorial on wire wrapping, and sometimes i do sponsored post.
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Done! Tulip Brooch
2008-06-09 11:30:00
This brooch took the longest time to make. The frame for this brooch was shown in my previous post here, picture right at the bottom. This is a custom made piece. The design for this piece was sketched by the customer so most of the time was spent figuring out how to wire wrap the design so that they flow and it does not look like a bunch of wire wrapped together.For the petals and stem, I used 20ga wire while the wrapping is with 28ga stainless steel wire. As for the pin, I used 20ga hard stainless steel wire. The "springy" wire makes it more suitable as pin but it is really tough to bend it.Wrapped the five petals with 4mm swarovski crystal near the top to hold the focal beads in place.This Brooch measures about 5cm from top to bottom.
Few to Show Off
2008-06-08 16:18:00
The last two days were busy days for me, besides twisting wires of course. Too busy that I forgot to post my latest pieces till tonight. Took the pictures, uploaded and edited them but I was in such a rush that I forgot to post..:). So, here are two pieces done yesterday and one halfway or rather almost done.Coiled wire ring with Tiger's Eyes (6mm) focal.Screw Earrings with Japanese Sead Beads - golden brown themed.A brooch in the making....tomorrow
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TAW is Back
2008-06-04 21:00:00
Yeah! The TAW (Twice Around the World) bracelet is back. It has been months since I last made the TAW Bracelet. Soon, it shall be off to its new owner.
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Sparkly Golden Earrings
2008-06-03 19:00:00
This is a custom order stud earrings. Gold and sparkly goes very well together.Love it. Hope the new owner loves it too! :)
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Another Coiled and Wire Heart Earrings
2008-06-03 02:00:00
Made them before and making them again. They are custom orders.
More About: Earrings , Heart , Wire
My First Wire Brooch/Pin
2008-06-02 16:17:00
Yippi! I made my first wire wrapped brooch/pin today! I used an 8mm turquoise bead as the focal and wrap some wire coil around it. For pin, I used 20ga hard stainless steel wire as it is springy although a bit hard to bend :)This will be for my personal collection to match the blouse that it have...hehe!
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Most Popular Wire Wrap Piece
2008-06-01 16:31:00
So far, this Wire Wrap Sparkly Ring has been my most popular piece. Yesterday and today, I completed 48 pieces in all. Actually they are commissioned pieces requested by a single vendor. Oh well, he has got a wider market as he has his own outlet.I have been making so many of them that I can make about 10 to 12 rings an hour.To those who have purchased my tutorial for this Sparkly Ring, I hope you are making lots of them too.If you are new and would like to find out how to make this ring, check out my tutorial - WB001 Sparkly Crytal Ring at my etsy shop as well as in this blog (top right hand column) or at my blog shop - wireblissjewelry.blogspot.com. This tutorial is in PDF format and will be emailed to you once payment is approved.
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Drawings by William & Henry
2008-05-27 02:30:00
These are drawings by my two little boys.This top one is by William , 5+. Mummy looks like a duck or is it a chick? :) The black dots are navels according to him while I am holding the wires with my left hand. Wow! My wire working left some marks on him.....hmmmm! is that bad or good I wonder?This one at the bottom is drawn by Henry , 2+. These are mommy, daddy, William, Henry, mama (grandma) and dada (grandpa). We all looks like potatoes! :D
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Sparkly Necklace and Bracelet - Brown-themed
2008-05-26 11:30:00
I wanted to keep these two pieces for myself as soon as I completed them. The color is sooooooo nice and so "me".....Although I am not a very sparkly person myself (personal preference), these two pieces are an exception....But what to do, these are commissioned pieces. Out to the new owner.Oh ya! I used gold filled wire and 6mm faceted donut swarovski crystals for these two pretties.
More About: Necklace , Brown , Bracelet , Bracelets , Necklaces
Heywire Bracelet & Coiled Earrings
2008-05-25 16:26:00
This one is a brown-themed heywire bracelet similar to this one .Made these two pieces this morning. The earrings is the same as this one, only bigger in size and I used pearls at the bottom.
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Pretties made today
2008-05-24 15:22:00
Here are three pretties I completed today, rushing them out for the Gawai Holidays next week. Gawai Dayak is a festival celebrated in Sarawak every 1st June by the natives races in Sarawak. More info on Gawai Dayak here, if your are interested.This bracelet and ring set is based on Lisa Claxton's Flower Formation tutorial in Wirework Magazine (Special Issue).Flower Formation Bracelet and RingFlower Formation RingFlower Formation Ring viewed from the bottomThe ring on my fingerPearl Post Earrings Have a wonderful weekends! :)
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Blooming Orchid
2008-05-24 14:53:00
Planting orchids is hubby's hobby. This is one of his orchid currently in full bloom. Not sure what is the name of this species - hubby not gone fishing so can't reach him...:) Anyway, this is just too pretty to ignore. So, I want to share the bloom with you here.
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Two Pairs of New Earrings
2008-05-23 06:30:00
Here are two dangle earrings completed recently. It's been a while since I made the "Twice Around the World" piece that I almost forgotten how to start. It turned out ok and the Czech fire polished beads below is still one of my favorite colors.
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Herringbone Weave Ring - Tiger's Eyes
2008-05-22 06:30:00
This is a commissioned piece. The technique used here is the Herringbone Weave , made popular by Eni Oken. She has a free tutorial on this weave at her site.
More About: Eyes , Ring , Rings
Flower Pearls Ring
2008-05-21 16:34:00
Even sickness can't take me away from my wires and stones. I took the day off from work today as I am not feeling well. But that didn't stop me from making this ring pearls ring today. Looks like a flower from the top. I used gold filled wire for this ring.
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Sterling Silver Wire Wrap Ring - My First
2008-05-20 06:30:00
This is not my first ring but this is my first wire wrap ring with Sterling Silver wire and Sterling Silver metal beads.Wire wrapping this ring with 20ga wire is almost the same as wrapping with Stainless Steel wire, in terms of hardness of the wire I must say.Overall, I am very satisfied with this ring. The technique I used for this ring is contain in my Sparkly Crystal Ring Tutorial available at my etsy shop also in this blog.
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My First Anklet - Tiger's Eyes
2008-05-19 15:43:00
I have been making wire jewelry for more than two years now but this is my first anklet. Hmm! Looks like not many people wear anklets. This tiger's eyes anklet measures 12 in and is a made for order piece. Each of the 6mm tiger's eyes are flanked by 4mm (AB) Swarovski Crytals and wire wrapped with 24ga gold filled wire.
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At Work Today
2008-05-17 16:57:00
Here are some pictures taken on my trip to Bintulu this weekend. Am still here and will only be back to Kuching tomorrow evening.Sarawak has LOTS of rivers. These pictures show tributaries of Batang Rajang (Rajang River), the longest river in Sarawak. Pix on the left shows Sibu Town, at the banks of Rajang River.View of sunset from my hotel room. We attended the Makan Tahun, an annual fest at one of the villages north of Bintulu. Today is the preparation day and tomorrow we will be there again for the feast :)Local kueh known as "Kelupis" (left) will be given away to the guests tomorrow.Poor buffalo. Buffalo Horns anyone?
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Testimonial
2008-05-17 12:11:00
The best thing to hear after a day of work (yeah! I have to work this weekend) is a very positive comment from someone who purchased my Sparkly Ring Tutorial. Here's what she has to say. This really made my day.....:) Dear Mei,I have been having so much fun making rings using your tutorial! Thank you so much for creating it.I have to say, I am so pleased with how professional the tutorial looks and how incredibly clear the directions and pictures are. I love that I ended up with great looking results from the first ring. Plus it has inspired me to be more creative with wire overall. My 13-year-old daughter and I have covered our fingers in sparkly rings!If you are planning on creating any different wire tutorials please let me know.Laura Marino"Each dawn we open our eyes to a gift we don't deserve and haven't earned. Another day, another hour, another breath. The greatest miracle is taking the emptiness of life and filling it with eternal meaning. It's an invitation from the...
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Pearl & Garnet Ring
2008-05-14 11:30:00
This is a simple pearl and garnet wire wrap ring made last weekend. This ring is special in a way as the sizes of the pearls are different, increasing in size as they approach the center, same with the garnet beads as can be seen in the second picture. I maybe listing this ring in my Etsy shop soon.
More About: Ring , Pearl , Garnet
Iridescent of Abalone Shell
2008-05-13 11:30:00
This piece of abalone shell is from New Zealand. Mom-in-law found it in her drawer and handed it over to me to play with. She said she has lots of them but can't locate them at the moment. Oh well, what a waste.Here, the shell is wrapped simply with 22g stainless steel wire. Simple but very tight. At the back of the shell (or is it the front?), the wire is bend like a cross. Hmmm! a lot of crosses lately.
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Woven Wave ByPass Ring - Onyx
2008-05-12 11:30:00
I really enjoyed myself making this ring based on Louise's Tutorial on Woven ByPass Ring . I was a bit nervous when it comes to weaving as I failed miserably in the past especially when it involves lots of weaving. Look at this failed project - Failed PendantBut then when I was weaving this ring, it was not as difficult as back then. I guess it must be the size of wire I used for weaving. I used 28g whereas for my previous project, I used 25g. Stainless steel wires of 20g formed the shank of this ring.Very happy with the outcome and I really love it.Happy with the outcome, I give it another try with copper wire and this time it is even easier to weave. The copper wire is "soooooooo" soft. How I wish stainless steel wires are as soft as that. :)
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Another Cross
2008-05-11 10:57:00
The FrameTiger's Eyes?Cherry Quartz?Finally, its Cherry Quartz, amethyst and garnets
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Kissing Pipas
2008-05-10 16:57:00
My eldest boy, William loves to kiss. By this I mean he willingly kiss his parents (thats us) and grandparents without question. Henry, the younger one (2 and half) on the other hand is choosy when it comes to kissing. Being kiss or kissing his brother William is a definite NO! NO!. If William try to kiss him, he will run screaming and crying with his mouth covered. His reason being "Koko (big brother) got "nua" (saliva)". He doesn't mind our "nua" but he got problem with his Koko's "nua"....:D. If I kissed William first and then ask Henry to kiss me, Henry wouldn't want to because he said "Koko's nua is on my lips!" Wonder how this 2 years old is so particular about "nua" *shaking head*.Enough about kissing and "nua", here is a Kissing Pipa bracelet accompanied by a Pipa Hook/Clasp I made today.The oval shaped moonstone used here are from Szarka (thanks Szarka) and the four stones the pipas are kissing are tourmaline. The teardrop shaped stone on the left pipa is prehnite whil...
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Beautiful Aquamarine and Tourmaline
2008-05-07 02:00:00
Paid quite dearly for these Tourmaline and Aquamarine but I can't resist them .......hmmmm..........They are my favorite gemstones. "smiling from ear to ear" but got one big hole in my pocket.........
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Adjustable Garnet Ring
2008-05-06 02:00:00
This ring was done last week but with my busy schedule at work and travelling, I forgot that I have not posted it here. This ring is meant to be adjustable, but once done, the adjustable is not so adjustable after all. It only budge a little bit when I try it on my bigger finger :).Anyway, this is an idea I am planning to explore more when I have the time for more wire jewelry.
More About: Ring , Rings , Garnet
Screw Earrings Anyone?
2008-05-05 06:45:00
At hubby's working place, people just throw around/away stainless steel screws. Such a waste! He always come home with a bunch of them, for future usages. He showed me some of the screws he collected yesterday and an idea came to my mind.The result is this "gemmed screw earrings". If you want to be different and unique, this set of earrings is very unique and looks very "hardware" :)
More About: Earrings , Screw
Leaf Pendant
2008-05-04 15:25:00
This is another commissioned piece of wire pendant. This time it is "leaf" themed. For the leaf frame, I used 20ga stainless steel wire while for wrapping the crystals, I used 28ga wire.I used 6mm and 4mm bicone swarovski crystals of several colors, mostly shades of green as well as pink and white. I hope it does look lie a leaf.Here are views of the pendant from the top/front, side and back.Top/front viewSide viewBack view
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Garnet Cross and Others
2008-05-03 17:06:00
Just showing what I made today. The cross is a commissioned piece. I used garnet of different sizes and shape for this cross. Hope the new owner likes it.Very fruitful earringsGot to go as the boy is making lot of noises already. Asking me not to be too long on the computer. Duh!
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Where I've Been the Last 2 Days
2008-05-01 18:10:00
NOT on holidays but WORK at this beautiful coastal village located at the northern coast of Sarawak.This is a newly opened resort in the village.View of the village early yesterday morning. It rained heavily the night before.Villagers were so happy that we "brought" rain there :) as most of them still depend on harvested rain water for drinking and cooking.Another view of the village. So peaceful and cozy.Beautiful sunset at the beach. Didn't have the opportunity to take a dip although the beach is only about 50m from the village.Another view of the beach from the resort.Busy at work. Final editing of presentation slides and setting up the place for the public meeting.Fresh from the sea! These are mackerels caught by the villagers and now ready to be prepared for our lunch at the community kitchen.
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