• Skulls Bracelet
    Handmade Jewelry,  Jewelry Design

    Jewelry Making – Memory Wire

    My specialty is wire wrapping, I am a free-form type of designer. However, when you make jewelry for living, you must know many other techniques. I constantly experiment and learn. I break a lot before I make something. 😊 Today I was playing with memory wire. Honestly, I use this wire mostly for hoop earrings and simple coil bracelets, beach style. My problem is that I tend to like elaborate and complicated pieces. So today I ‘complicated’ a regular cuff bracelet design to the point that I spent all my morning on it. And when I finished and was ready to go out for my daily walk, it started to…

  • steampunk jewelry
    Handmade Jewelry,  Tutorials

    How To Wrap a Dragon Eye Pebble – Steampunk Jewelry

    I would like to show you how to make an easy wrap, steampunk style. I use this technique for my dragon-eyes pebbles, and after wrapping, I incorporate them in jewelry, like pendants and bracelets. This is how an eye will look like, after wrapping it. The wrapping is absolutely necessary, because it holds the eye in place. In wire wrapped jewelry, the artist never relies on glue, only on wire. The materials you need are: dragon eye pebble, crafts wire (I used copper wire 24 ga), metal gear (from crafts store or Amazon). As you can see, my pebble is not calibrated (not perfectly round), but that’s ok, it will…

  • Bead work
    Beadwork,  Jewelry Design

    Wooden Beads Galore!

    I love to work with wooden beads. I buy wholesale wooden beads from a supplier who is telling me that they are echo-friendly, made from fast growing, planted trees. Also, they are painted with natural dyes. My imagination is always at work. Besides making lots of jewelry with these beautiful and colorful beads, I make wall decor and dream-catchers. Below are some of my creations. Wooden beads jewelry are very popular in the Caribbean, where everybody hangs out at the beach. Light weight and comfortable, they add glamour to any outfit. This is a large wall decor, mix media: wooden beads, crystals, fabric and of course, wire, my friend! ……

  • Tree of Life Island Style
    Handmade Jewelry,  Tree of Life

    Tree of Life, Island Style

    Tree of life is a great motif for every jewelry designer. There are hundreds and thousands of variations, one more beautiful than another. This is my interpretation of a tree of life, island style. I bet you never saw anything like this! My imagination is really wild 🙂 I came up with this tree of life pendant design at the beach, in St. Thomas; Magen’s beach, which is a sunset beach, with many trees. Most of the trees are palm trees, but there are some other trees too. A large Kiwi tree caught my attention … and that’s it… the tree of life pendant was born… my kiwi fruits are…

  • Eye orb tutorial
    Handmade Jewelry,  Tutorials

    How to Make an Eye Orb Pendant

    In this picture tutorial I will show you how to make an ORB. It is basically a cabochon eye, wrapped with wire and made it in a pendant. This is our finished piece of jewelry. What you need: 24 gauge artistic wire (silver color copper wire) 2″ bangle or any other already made circular frame flush cutter and a set of pliers eye cabochon from any craft store Step 1 – Cut 8 pieces of wire, 24″ long and fold them in half.Step 2 – Attach the wires to the bangle, using 3 loops, as shown. Try to place them symmetrically. You will have 16 pieces of lose wires.Step 3 – Twist every…