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    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…

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    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…

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    Wire Art

    Wire Art – Rasta Woman Wall Decor

    When I lived in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, I was surrounded by beautiful people with long dreadlocks. Most of them were practicing Rastafarianism, which is a strong religion in the Caribbean. I made a lot of friends and of course I got inspired by them. This wall decor is my interpretation of Dorothy, a beautiful, witty and very courageous women, whom I had the pleasure to meet there. Dimensions 18″x22″. I used galvanized wire and a few wooden beads, to emphasize the Rastafarian liberation colors. I started with a frame, again free form, I never draw anything on the paper! I let the wire talk to me 🙂 Then…

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    Wire Art

    Wire Art – Lionfish

    I’ve been asked recently about my Lionfish Mobile Ornament source of inspiration.   Here is the story: Lionfish is a destructive fish. It has poisonous fins, it hurts badly if it stings, it eats other fish and their eggs, especially lobster eggs, so it is a threat for the environment if spread out of control. I once saw one Lionfish caught in a fisherman’s net in St. Thomas, USVI. I did not have a camera handy to take pics. But my brain certainly photographed the creature. It was as big as my fist, with long, beautiful, colorful fins. It was moving like crazy. My feelings were so strong, I was…

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    Wire Art

    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.…