Kafka and the Metamorphosis

Few words about wire wrapping tools I use…

wire wrapping tools I use
 

In fact, I could tell you all about wire wrapping tools I use in one sentence but where is fun in that? To start the topic I will tell you few things about the time when I discovered this technique. It was so long time ago to be true! I remember when I first bought some wires and I honestly tried to create something just with my own hands and copper. No tools. Imagine wire wrapping like that. Well, I knew after few minutes that I need something more than my sheer enthusiasm. It’s honestly not possible to create jewelry without pliers (yes this is the key word here!).  

I tried to be clever and bought 3 in 1 super tool. You can see in the photo my first and ever pliers which I still use! But the essential part of them are round nose pliers. This kind of thing is what you really need when it comes to wire wrapping. And beside them, I guess, you need some precise wire cutters. Technically you can cut with scissors but I don’t recommend that (you can ruin them and even your jewelry in extreme cases). The one which I have in mine weren’t sufficient so wire cutter was the second tool I really got for myself. And that’s it!

That was the beginning but I need to confess that it didn’t much change. I bought some more tools, less or more advanced, but after all, my first pliers are always the most used. So if you want to play with wire wrapping technique, only wires and round nose pliers are really and truly necessary (and something to cut the wires, but there are honestly some counterparts which you can find in your home.

wire wrapping tools I use

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Kafka and the Metamorphosis

Everyone loves presents and surprises…

presents and surprises

I think that everyone loves presents and surprises. I know that I do. And I guess that what I love the most is not even the gift itself but the atmosphere around it. Packing and unwrapping the gift is kind of a great fun too. I guess that was the beginning of my mystery boxes. I thought, why not creating a mystery gift boxes with my jewelry! Easy-peasy;) but then the idea of creating a mystery jewelry gift took a whole different shape.

It was when I started exchanging hand written letters with my two lovely pen pals. Imagine my surprise when with the letter I got bunch of lovely little gifts lovely wrapped. It was a pure pleasure to unpack them and I enjoy every little piece! Creating similar little gifts for my friends was as much enjoyable as receiving them. There was an easy path from there to the creation of my mystery boxes which took more peculiar path than I anticipated.

I decided to create for the time being three types of the mystery parcels  which you can find in my shop, but I want to create more! I guess it can be addicting. So you can have the exclusive box, the literary one and a jewelry package with cute studs. I try to add always a something extra beside what is indicated in the listing (you can find them HERE btw). It is really fun adding extra stuff since at least I know, I enjoy getting freebies a lot. In the picture you can see an assembly for one the mystery boxes. I definitely try to take more pics of those little presents and surprises I put into my mystery parcels. And I do hope that is only the beginning! I wonder what type of mystery boxes you would like to see in my shop:)