October 21, 2015

Making Wire Leaves

Or should I say that I'm trying to make wire leaves.  I could just title them leaf-like wire shapes, but then no one would ever find them in searchin google.

I intended to make leaves, so that's what I'll call them.  I'm not sure I'm fully satisfied with them yet, but like most things I make, I usually have to let it sit for a day or two to see the merits of the design (or lack of...)

In case you are interested in making similar wire leave shapes, I'll walk through how I made them.

October 13, 2015

DIY Spiral Post Earwires

DIY Spiral Post Earwires

As promised, a quick tutorial to make these pretty wire spiral post earwires.

These are pretty easy to make and can be worn the way that they are as earrings, but I'm not usually that simple in my earrings and tend to add a dangle - even if it's simple a gemstone bead on a headpin (or a series of them!)

October 12, 2015

Updating Beadwork Posts: Halloween Beaded Spiders and Beadwork Basics

Ah well, it's been a while - hasn't it?  I hate when I let so much time lapse without writing here - it gets hard to get back to it.

Today, I'll knock out the spiders and cobwebs (literally!).

I have been busy - writing some new bead projects and updating some old content at the Beadwork site. It's been interesting and opens up a whole lot of creative ground for me.