New jewelry is always a good reason to make a blog post (I hope so at least;). I realized that it’s been ages since I last posted here. I try to limit the posts about jewelry, just to not bother you too much with it but then, this is basically what this blog and page is for. So I decided to show you some more not yet published pieces which still awaits its time. I’ve been so busy lately with my day job and life that it was just enough time to make something, not to list itin the shop or etsy. Anyhow here they are and I hope you will like them.
I had this amazing idea that I would regularly create a blog post about so many great topics. Jewelry of course, but also snapshots of everyday life, maybe some information about gemstone I use. I wanted to create captivating reviews or maybe just share an opinion about books I’ve read. Maybe books I want to read. All those great ideas met reality. When I write something here once per month, it’s a good score.
But there are dreams and there is reality. I guess everyday tasks, day job, and creating jewelry in the meantime don’t leave much time for other things. And I need time to read books too! I still struggle with time management but I guess who doesn’t. So this amazing idea turned out to be quite difficult to realize. Well, maybe one day I will write post about how manage time effectivly!
So while I’m here I decided to show you two pair of earrings. During the last few months, I’ve made more earrings than usual and it was fun. I even tried to make some which I guess I could call a mini-series. There is this idea (again!) to create pieces inspired by particular themes or topics, but for now, I just need to make place for such idea! So while running a clearance sale on etsy I put here these two pairs. The “theme” was rather simple. I was looking for an unusual shape for earrings. And something like that showed up under my fingers. I hope you like it! And of course, you can find them here, in my shop. The black pair is also listed on Etsy!
Learn how to create charming jewelry thanks to this Spring Fairy Earrings Tutorial
I like to create simple tutorials as well as those more intricate. With this easy DIY project you will make your earrings in less than 20 minutes. All you need is some wire, pliers and cute beads. You can see in this tutorial that I’ve created two pairs with two different sets of beads, but the design is always the same. These earrings are romantic, a bit delicate and quite light in style.
I’m still not really sure how to post my free wire wrapping tutorials. For now, I’m considering blog posts and zero dollar listings in my shop. I wonder which one is better for you? Feel free to let me know in a comment section. I’m quite enjoying creating those freebie DIY patterns so prepare for some more in the near future!
I hope you enjoyed this Spring Fairy Earrings Tutorial and that you had fun creating jewelry with it. If you have any questions or suggestions for this tutorial or generally about wire wrapping, feel free to contact me via contact form. If you are searching for ready-made earrings, there are plenty in my shop section. Thank you so much for stopping by on my page and creating with me!
Are you ready to use some winter and Christmas tutorials and start decorating your homes (and yourselves;)? Winter is coming (well, practically she already came) so I decided to feature here some nice tutorials and DIY projects. Obviously all in winter mood. Since there are thousands of those on the net I decided to limit myself to those created by me in wire wrapping technique.
I created those tutorials mainly thinking about Christmas jewelry but beware! In fact some of them you can try to transformed to holidays adornments. Wire industrial style is still quite popular. So here they are:
Additionally there is also this lovely (and absolutely free) snowflake tutorial which I recently made and you can get it right away! I wish I could see your creations made with those DIY projects so feel free to send me some pics or tag me on Instragram of Facebook!
So I hope you are ready to use those winter and christmas tutorials! Make your home looks elegant and festive in the same time. Create handmade jewelry for you or as present for someone special. And have a lots of fun in the process!
WERSJA PL 🙂
Mam nadzieję, że jesteście gotowi na trochę świątecznych i zimowych tutoriali! Postanowiłam zebrać w jednym poście część wykonanych przeze mnie DIY projektów o tematyce świątecznej. Początkowo myślałam o jakiejś bardziej rozszerzonej wersji ale jest tego w necie zbyt dużo żebym mogła z łatwością (mniejszą lub większą) wybrać tylko parę aby je tutaj przedstawić
Tak więc 4 tutoriale (patrz do góry:) plus jeden darmowy tutorial ze śnieżynką wykonany całkiem nie dawno. Fakt, tutki są po angielsku jednak opatrzone dużą ilością fotek a te przecież są najważniejsze. W razie pytań/wątpliwości co do tych zimowych tutoriali, dawajcie znać:)
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.
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:)