When I say I’m old school, I’m not kidding. I like books that were printed with hot type, meaning you can feel the impressions of the letters on the backs of the pages. But I also like convenience in technology, which is why I prefer video downloads to DVDs. I am tired of crawling around […]

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After reading Joni’s post about making jewelry for her daughter’s wedding, I decided to do something like this for my sister. I didn’t know what my sister would want though, so I asked. She told me she wanted to wear a hair comb but hadn’t found one she liked. I had an idea, but I […]

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I love a piece of jewelry that challenges my idea of jewelry construction; ones that make me ask, “How was that done?” are always my favorite. An artist that has me in constant awe of her techniques is Sarah Thompson. Her bracelet, All Knotted Up, featured in the December 2015/January 2016 issue of Step By […]

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“Whoa. Those are seriously awesome.” Those were the exact words that went through my mind when I laid eyes on these fabulous Wire Wrapped Gem Shades by Naomi Hinds. They first appeared in the August 2012 issue of Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist magazine with a detailed step-by-step tutorial on how to wire wrap your own pair. I […]

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Project of the Week: Melody Wire Earrings

Ukrainian designer Oksana Trukhan strives to design jewelry that reflects natural shapes, colors, and materials. These sweet Melody Wire Earrings are the perfect way to dip your toe into wire weaving and explore those inspirations. The graceful swirls, pretty pearls, and fine-gauge wire weaving create an elegant, wearable design. Here’s what you’ll need to make them: […]

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Wire Wrapping: Crazy About Coiling Wire

It’s no secret I love coiling wire! I’m the gal that’s on screen teaching the technique in Wire Coiling Secrets, and I don’t think I ever made a project for Step by Step Wire Jewelry magazine that didn’t include wire coils. Imagine that scene in Buddy the Elf where Buddy says, “I just like to smile, […]

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The wirework of jeweler and author Sarah Thompson is nothing short of spectacular! It’s her use of superfine wires when wire weaving that creates amazing depth and texture in her finished pieces. In her bestselling book Fine Art Wire Weaving not only does she teach a gorgeous collection of wire jewelry designs but, Sarah also […]

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