• 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…

  • my art studio
    Jewelry Design

    My Life as a Wire Artist and Jewelry Maker

    This is where all begins: my little studio in Jersey City, New Jersey. I used to work mostly in the Caribbean, but after hurricanes (two years ago), I moved up here. My studio is full of boxes, wires, beads, glue, tools… also dreams, many dreams. All my dreams are woven into the wire. I let my imagination go wild and I follow the wire. That’s how things come alive. It’s so much fun! I constantly change my designs, they are never the same, that is why I always say that my pieces can not be replicated 100%. My first tree of life pendant came like this. I liked the free-form…

  • My Dragoneye Bracelet
    Handmade Jewelry

    Dragon-eye Cuff Bracelet

    This is my dragon-eye cuff bracelet. I was planning to write a tutorial… but who was I kidding? Look at this bracelet!!!! Do you think that it is possible to write a SHORT tutorial???? I don’t think so. It would be 100’s pages long 🙂 Many steps are involved in this project… I doubt I can replicate the whole process… that is why my wire wrapped pieces are all different. 🙂 I can’t even take a good picture of this amazing bracelet. I want to show its fully three-dimensional body. I think this pic is OK, I am using my dragon burner as a prop. I hope you like it.…

  • cord pendant
    Handmade Jewelry,  Tutorials

    Dragon-eye Pendant with Flower

    I made a dragon eye pendant with a little flower detail, I thought I would share some pictures. I got into the habit of taking picture while pieces are still in works, everybody loves that! So, here is the pendant. I used natural copper wire, and a little flower bead, did you noticed it? The eye is hand painted on a glass cabochon. I also used 5 black tourmaline beads for added protection 🙂 … and here are some “work-in-progress” shots. I grouped them in collages, so this post doesn’t get too long. This pendant features a large bail, so it can be worn on any cord or chain. My…

  • materials needed
    Handmade Jewelry,  Tutorials

    How to Make Simple Charms

    In this photo tutorial I will show you how to make simple charms or pendants. Here are the charms, aren’t they cute? I used rose quarts nuggets, that’s what I had handy in my jewelry supplies box today. I like rose quartz, it is the crystal of LOVE 🙂 Here is what you need: stones or crystals (or anything that can be hung, preferably top drilled) wire, I used artistic wire 22 gauge assorted pliers First steps, please follow the numbered pictures. Cut the wire, you need approx 5″ to work with. Bend the wire and wrap as shown. Last steps, please follow the pictures. Cut extra wire and continue…