25th November 2013 (Monday) @ 8.05pm
Three pairs of custom made wire wrapped double-layer flower ear studs.
2 pairs with swarovski pearls and 1 pair with swarovski crystal montees, all crafted with anti-tarnish silver plated artistic wire, imported from USA.
Please forward all inquiries to email@example.com
Thanks for looking ! XD
23rd November 2013 (Saturday) @ 9.54am
A custom made pair of simple Kelly Grace ear hoops for Frances.
Tutorial for the swirly loops earrings (2 in 1 tutorial - Lotus Tiara & Kelly Grace Head Band) can be purchased by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org
or at my etsy shop www.etsy.com/shop/emilysecretpassions
Thank you for dropping by! XD
12th November 2013 (Tuesday) @ 9.15pm
CROCHET BEADED ROPE NECKLACE/BRACELET
(DESIGN A - GEOMETRIC)
This will be a custom order item.
This crochet beaded rope can be made into a choker, short/long necklace, lariat,
or a bracelet (single or multi-strand)
Thousands of seed beads were individually strung into cotton thread according to the number of beads and it's sequence, and then crocheted into a circle, row by row until the desired length is required. It is lightweight and comfortable to wear. This rope is finished off with a toggle clasp and beaded end caps with Swarovski pearl.
If you're interested in this item, do email me for further info/details.
7th November 2013 (Thursday) @ 10.26pm
STEP BY STEP 2 IN 1 WIREWORK JEWELRY TUTORIAL
LOTUS TIARA & KELLY GRACE HEAD BAND
(CODE: ESP 4/2013)
KELLY GRACE HEAD BAND
EXAMPLE OF A PAIR OF EARRINGS USING KELLY GRACE HEAD BAND
WIRE WRAPPING TECHNIQUE.
FILE SIZE: 3.26MB
MORE THAN 90 STEP BY STEP PHOTOGRAPHS
PRICE: US 5
PAYMENT VIA PAYPAL
To purchase, please visit www.etsy.com/shop/emilysecretpassions or email me at email@example.com
1st November 2013 (Friday) @ 9.09pm
Hi ..... My apologies for not updating this blog often. My creative juice has not been flowing smoothly so I kept away from doing wire jewelry. Instead, I tried my hands with trying out the patterns for crochet beaded rope. Patterns are aplenty and you can go crazy selecting them. Here are a few photos to share with you of what I did.
Custom order - Mobile hangings with pewter charms, done for a teacher as a gift for her students.
These are a few of the patterns I tried out using whatever seed beads that I have in my stash. I will usually use the normal glass seed beads to practice on the pattern just to see how they look after completion and will only use the high quality ones, once I decide on the pattern for my jewelry.
The seed beads are first strung into the cotton thread a few at a time with needle attached to the thread. A bead spinner is not used here as it involves the beads to be strung in a particular order according to it's colour and quantity. If you are using one colour seed beads, then the bead spinner is useful. Anyway, I don't own a bead spinner! =)
Crochet Beaded Rope Bracelet done with size 11 seed beads in 2 colours.
As you can see from this photo, I did not use shop bought metal findings for the end caps but instead covered it with beaded end caps that I made myself. Often when crafting, it is hard to find just the right way to finish a piece to suitably compliment the effort I have taken. I can use these end caps to finish a necklace or bracelet or some other things that need the use of end caps.
A simple design beaded rope worn as double strand bracelet.
Alright! It's about all I can share for the time being.
Until then, take care and have a pleasant and wonderful weekend.
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29th September 2013 (Sunday) @ 8.57pm
Hi there! I know I've been away for a while now. And I have not been active doing wirework jewely as well, as my eye sight is not what it used to be a few years ago. I will not totally give up doing wire jewelry, though, just that it will not be as often as before.
Just to share with you what I did for the past few weeks ...... from sourcing for the materials to the completed item. This is my first attempt at Decoupage. Firstly, I had to source for the paper napkins, mod podge, ceramic tiles (which I had to search from one tile shop to another to find the correct piece), etc.
This is the end result ..... decoupage on a ceramic tile (as a coaster). I had the flowers cut from the napkins, glue them on with mod podge and waited them to dry in between coats, glued felt padding on the bottom but they stucked together when I piled them up on each other so much so that the felt padding stuck on the tiles and had some of the fibres on it too. I wonder what went wrong with it ....
This one is done on a rock with the image and words printed with my Canon printer.
And this one has egg shells glued on the bottle before I glued the flower paper. Doesn't look very nice as I should have painted the bottle with another colour before applying the egg shells.
Anyway, I am just experimenting decoupage with the above materials. Let's see if I'll make another attempt as I still have some paper napkins left.
Thanks for reading!
Until then, take care and have a wonderful week ahead!