Wire Art – Diva Head 3D

Steel Wire with Swarovski crystals. I was inspired by Caribbean Carnival costumes. It was very hard to take pictures of her, to show her real beauty. This piece was displayed in an Art Gallery in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands and the hurricanes Irma and Maria took her away. Maybe one day I will make another one.

wire art

diva

diva

Wire Art – Goldie – Fish Wire Sculpture 3D

I love being by the ocean, therefore marine life is a big inspiration for me.

This is the largest golden fish I made. Obviously, she is a girl, and I named her Goldie. She is approx. 24″ long, fully three dimensional. At this moment she is displayed in a private medical office specialized in hearing aids. This is where Goldie’s new owner works. I am very happy that people with hearing problems can admire her and, maybe Goldie can fulfill their wishes… besides all, that’s what a gold fish is supposed to do.

Please look closer… she is made with steel wire and lots of aquamarine quartz crystals adorn her. Isn’t she adorable?

goldie

goldie wire art

Goldie

Fish Art

Tutorial – How to make a wire Dream Catcher

I will show you how to make a cute dream catcher by using wires, no threads, no glue.
This is the dream catcher we are making, isn’t it adorable?

dream catcher

These are the items you need:

  • hard wire 12 gauge
  • soft wire 24 gauge
  • assorted wooden beads
  • feathers
  • pliers and cutter

I will not be very specific on the beads and feathers, as you can use any colors and styles you want. The purpose of this tutorial is to show you another way to make dream catchers, other than the traditional thread-and-glue technique.

ingredients

STEP 1
Make the frame. My frame is 6″ diameter. Slide your beads of choice on the hard wire. Make a loop (bail) and close the frame. Secure it with additional wire. You want a sturdy and straight frame.
Tip: You can use a pre-made beading hook, they sell it in the crafts store. In that case, you don’t need to make a bail, you will use a spring ring to hang your dream catcher.

step1

STEP 2
Cut 7 feet of soft wire, this will be your spider web. Make sure you have enough space to let your wire flow, it will be a little hectic at the beginning, as the wire is very long. Patience is the name of this game!

Slide the wire through the bail, that is your beginning point. Count all your beads and divide them in equal parts. In this project I had 45 beads, I divided by 5, so I will have 9 pointers for my dream catcher.

Now start weaving the wire as shown in the picture. It is the same technique like the thread method, but you will use the soft wire. Go around, count the beads and when you finish the first round, keep going…

step2

STEP 3
When you come close to the middle, slide 3 beads on your wire. I used three crystal nuggets, to make it more interesting. This step is optional, some people don’t use any beads in the middle.

step3

STEP 4
Now we work on the bottom part of our dream catcher. Cut a piece of wire, approx. 10″. Fold it in half and attach it to the frame, by making a loop and a twist. Slide the beads on both wires. The last beads in my project are tube beads, with a large hole. The wires are now out of my tube beads.

Take two feathers and stick them into the end of the last bead. When you feel that they are correctly positioned, wrap the wires, two loops in each direction. Now the beads and feathers are secured. Repeat this step until you finish the five “legs”.

step4

That’s it! You finished your dream-catcher! Go ahead and hang it in your bedroom. All the bad dreams will be caught in this magical dream catcher!

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Tutorial – Sea-glass Wire Wrapped Pendant

In this tutorial I will show you how to make a sea-glass pendant using wire. This method will work for any un-drilled stone, any shape, and it will always come out good, trust me. All you need is to pre-made the wire wrapping, and you will learn how to do this right here, right now.

Here is the sea-glass pendant that I made.

seaglass pendant

Materials: a piece of seaglass, wire, pliers and cutters. I used a dark green piece of sea-glass from Nova Scotia and brass wire 22 gauge.

materials

First steps are to cut the wire and prepare the wrapping.

  • You need to cut two pieces of wire, approx. 3 times the perimeter of your stone. My stone is 1.5″ long, my wires are about 10″.
  • Then, you cut 3 shorter pieces of wire, about 3″ each.
  • Wrap the short pieces around the the two long ones, as shown in the picture. Trim and tuck in the ends.
  • Separate the wires, in a diamond shape, as shown.

step 1

Next steps are to make the bail and finish our pendant.

  • Hold tight the pre-made wire wrap, close to the stone, with one hand.
  • Bend two wires and and make the loop.
  • Wrap the other two wires around the loop.

Trim all the four wires to make them even, and coil the ends, as shown.

step 2

Voila! The pendant is finished!
Tighten the coils and press gently the wire wrap close to the stone, and to your liking, of course. Here is the pendant we just made, front and back.

seaglass wire wrapped pendant

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and you will try to make some amazing pendants yourself. I have a few seaglass pieces listed in my store, take a look! VISIT MAGICK STONE store!