Category Archives: Wire earrings

Creating Jewelry Objects Composed with Concentric Rectangles

The two pairs of earrings on the right side show rice paper beads framed within a series of concentric rectangular forms, and the pair of earrings on the left represents small watercolor on paper paintings framed by concentric rectangular forms. … Continue reading

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Rectangular Coil Earrings Enclosing Translucent Rice Paper Tubes

     These translucent Rectangular Coil earrings are characterized by a delicate rice paper tube that is enclosed within a protective coil. The tube is only one layer of rice paper thick, and kept hollow to maximize its translucent quality. In creating these beautiful earrings, … Continue reading

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Using a Jig to Reproduce a Specific Design

One of the most effective ways to reproduce a wire jewelry design that was originally created using free-hand techniques is to construct a wooden jig for that specific design. The jig provides the means to re-create each bend of the wire and … Continue reading

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Translucent Rice Paper Earrings as droplets!

     Using the technique with other shapes In last week’s article I discussed the creative process and how I go about discovering my designs. Coincidently while writing the article, I was also working on my new video, “How to Make Translucent … Continue reading

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Droplet Earrings and the Creative Process

“Be an Idea Discoverer” – thoughts on my creative process In class, after I introduce a project via discussion and demonstration,  I encourage my students to develop their original design ideas and jump into the project. I assure them that they have … Continue reading

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Can I reduce waste metal when making wire earrings?

I recently received an excellent question regarding my video, “How To Make Beautiful Earrings Based On The Spiral and Figure 8 by Ross Barbera,” and thought it should be addressed in detail in my blog. “Beautiful earrings. I look forward … Continue reading

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How to add beads to the classic Egyptian Link

Beads can easily be incorporated into the beautiful Egyptian Link. The beads can be added to the center of the spirals that form the primary design element of the link. If you have watched my video, “How to Create the … Continue reading

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