Monday, June 17, 2013

Art Jewelry Boot Camp: Wire Work Out Blog Hop!



Free form wire work earrings with New Jade stones

Today is the Wire Work Out Blog Hop presented by Art Jewelry Boot Camp.  I have been following along.  What really grabbed me was the post by Staci Louise of Free Form wire work.  I found that I just love working with 14 gauge copper wire.  So all of these pieces that follow were made with it.. After I free formed the wire, I put the pieces in a Liver of Sulfur solution and waited until they turned black.  Then I tumbled them and the black became shiny!!  I have rubbed off bits of the patina on some of the pieces to show the copper but I do love that black.  I did the same with the wire I wrapped the stones with but I didn't tumble it since it wouldn't fit in the tumbler--I make up quite a few feet at once. 

Theses cool dangles are from Scorched Earth on Etsy

These are slightly mismatched stones that I wire wrapped to hang from the free form 


A group shot with one pair not quite finished ( that one was made with 16 gauge--quite a difference!!)

I also tried making  free form wire pendants which are such fun to do.  Here is a pic of one that I decorated with wrapped ceramic beads that I made. Wrapping onto the wire construct is such fun and has so much inspirational potential.  I can see this worked into one of my free form peyote necklaces.


Free form wire with wrapped ceramic beads and stone dangles


Thanks so much for stopping by and looking.  THANK YOU  Love My Art Jewelry for all your well thought out and inspirational  tutorials, videos and info.

I hope you will check out what others  made in their wire work out sessions.  You can get the links HERE

30 comments:

  1. These earrings turned out beautifully. I like your style - very unique ;)

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    1. Thank you Lisa. I so appreciate you leaving a comment. I really like the oversize look of the 14 gauge wire!!

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  2. Cool!!! I love them. Great idea to use the wire work in earrings.

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    1. Thank you Emma. I enjoy wearing the earrings since the are quite large and swing a lot.

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  3. Love your little adventure with the free form copper wire! I especially love how you 'detailed' the patina that shows off little bits of the copper color here and there. Fun designs!

    Lynda

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    1. Thanks Lynda. Glad you like the designs and the patina!!

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  4. Wow, they are georgeous!!!!

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    1. Thanks so much Mieke. So glad you stopped by.

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  5. I really like the top pair with the new jade stones. And like your idea of making a balled head pin for your freeform squiggles.

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    1. Thaks Erika. I love that new jade too. Such a cool shade of green. I love making the balled head pins too!

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  6. I love the freedom of creating like that! Love the earrings and the pendant..... beautiful!

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    1. Thanks for stopping and such great feedback. I am grateful to you all for showing the way!!

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  7. They are all wonderful! Really like that necklace too! Very funky and fun!

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    1. Thank you Staci. I do so appreciate you sharing your know how with us. Your work in so inspirational!!

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  8. These are so cool Mary! I really like how you left the copper so balck from the LOS-such an organic feel to the pieces!

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    1. Thank you Patti. I do love how the tumbler turns the LOL so shiny black. It is such a great color. Glad you like the organic feel to the pieces. I think that 14 gauge wire makes all the difference.

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  9. You have completly nailed the free form wire thing, all very cool!

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    1. Thank you Niky> I am learning that I a free form girl. Works for me with peyote and now with wire!!

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  10. Lately, I have been loving working with 16g copper wire, and then the black shiny patina. I need to try 14gauge, huh? Great freeform shapes. I can totally see you working these in with your ceramic beads and your freeform peyote beadwork. You never stop growing your creative mojo. Andrea

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    1. Thanks so much Andrea!! I do love the strong statement the 14 gauge wire makes esp in that black patina. Thanks so for your kind words too!!

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  11. Love what you have made here!! Freeform is the best, isn't it?

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    1. thanks so for stopping by Stacie in the middle of all your unpacking and reorganizing. Yes, I do love that freeform!!

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  12. These are great! The pendant is fantastic!!!

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    1. Thanks Kelli. Isn't that free form just made for our ceramic beads!!!

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  13. I'm a sucker for copper wire too. That necklace pendant is incredible!

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    1. Thanks so much Ragged Robyn. So happy to meet you and now that I have visited your blog, I see I love your work!! Thanks for your kind words about my necklace pendant!!

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