15 Jewelry Designs Using Metal
I enjoy working with a mixed media–this particular piece is an example of that. A woven waxed cord with 28 of my wire wrapped lampwork beads, each with a malachite bead on each pin. I’ve ended the woven work inside 2 domed lampwork caps. Soldered sterling silver rings hold my handmade centrepiece of textured copper […]
I like combining steampunk elements, such as gears and chain, with my own flair to create something unique. This necklace measures 18 inches and combines gold plated chain, copper rounds, silver plated rounds, copper Swarovski crystals, and metal gears in shades of antiqued gold, pewter, and copper. The gears are connected with jump rings in […]
To create my “washer” necklace, I took two washers commonly found at your local hardware store. I used 2 different sizes, and hammered them to give them texture. I then attached them to an olive green suede cord. I added a few additional beads, and then attached a toggle clasp using 18 gauge wire.
These necklaces consists of a metal pendant strung on leather cord with a flattened metal tube bead. The leather is long enough that you can either wear it as a long necklace, or wrap it around your neck another loop and wear it as a choker. The metal is oxidized in a way reminiscent of […]photo credit
I love anything Egyptian. Some of the pieces I design will have a hint or full inspiration of this beautiful civilization. This bib-style necklace took just a little time to make as I did the measurements freehand. I wanted it to lay gradually with the focal point being the etched brass pendants with matte gold […]
Yes, I know… the 60’s are over. But some might say that the era represented not just a time but a mindset… and couldn’t we use a little 60’s mindset right now? I know *I* could. I bought these little stamped brass flower charms awhile ago and the first incarnation featured small blackstone rondelles. This […]
This necklace reminds us of an oyster opening up, full of a pearly treasure! A sterling silver teardrop focal is hammered, textured and formed by hand, then oxidized and polished to bring out the gorgeous pattern. It is accented with peacock colored freshwater pearls, an almond twisted Swarovski pearl, and a single small white jade […]
I created these earrings using beads which I have only recently discovered through a friend – metalized ceramic. The discs are actually sterling silver plated ceramic, so they are lightweight and relatively cheaper than solid sterling silver beads. I combined the shiny silver with a simple black glass bead as this is always a classic […]
This charm bracelet reminds me of those beautiful blue and white China plates, the ones with the images of arched bridges, gardens and Willow trees. The bracelet consists of porcelain charms, lampwork beads, crazy blue and white striped Czech seed beads, rounded chunky brass chain, aged brass charms, and a toggle closure in hammered brass.
I love the physicality of working with wire; bending, coiling, twisting, making it do what I want it to do, and I made these earrings using 24 gauge Artistic Wire (permanently colored copper wire) in aqua and lemon hand coiled on a narrow mandrel. I made the headpin by making three tiny coils on one […]
I made this bracelet with a wealth of silver elements, some of which were made by me. I have added a unique half aqua and half silver glass rectangular connector. There is also a charm made with an aqua tiger’s eye stone, and the same stone can be found in a silver beadring near the […]
For this necklace I started with a serpentine (new jade) cabochon and put it under a large antique brass hoop. I used a piece of oxidized brass filigree as backing to hold it in place. For accent beads I used a few smaller matching serpentine jade beads and some flat oval beads made of frosted […]