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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Cooper Wire Pendant

I made this wire wrapped pendant with copper wire and a turquoise bead.  You can find it on Etsy.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Babushka Matryoshka Zipper Pull Coin Purse with Key ring

This is a handmade Babushka Matryoshka zipper purse that can be used as a coin purse or to store small items such as lipstick or ear buds.  The zipper purse was made with cotton fabric and is fully lined.  The face was hand painted.  The purse has a key-chain ring.  The purse measures 5  1/2 inches height (not counting the strap or the key ring)

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Wire Wrapped Flower Pendant

Here is the picture of the finished product.  You can find it on Etsy!

How to wire wrap a lampwork flower bead - Free Tutorial

I am sharing how I wire wrapped  a flower bead.  I started with 3 pieces of 22 gauge wire as the base and coiled 26 gauge around them following a pattern (two wraps around the bottom two wires and two wraps around the top two wires).   

Continue coiling until it measures approximately 1.5 inches.  Wrap the coiled section around a pencil.

Insert the wires through the flower.
 Make a small loop at the end of the wire and coil it.

 Repeat the same step with the remaining wires

 Bend the bail against the flower
 And it is now ready to wear!

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Wire Wrapped Flower Pendant

I made a pendant using one of my lampwork glass beads and copper wire.  I like how the copper wire complements the shades of brown in the flower.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Parrot Glass Bead

This parrot glass bead was handmade with blue and orange/red glass.  The wings were made with murrini so they look like feathers.