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Designs by JC Hamm

Knotty Jade

I got a few bags of Jade Beads from a friend.These bags have sat in my bead room for about a year,I just couldn't come up with a design, other than...
Components: Waxed cotton, jade beads and antique brass metal beads with brass lobster clasp!


Hammered Alluminam

Hoping I spelled that right?? Anyways,I was playing around with some scraps that I had. I have never hammered Alluminam before, I don't mind how...


Sea Glass Wrapping Frenzie!!!

More sea glass wire wrapping. So much fun. These have all been dilled. We were so worried about breaking them or having them split, but they...
Components: Antique copper, silver (non tarnish)and antique brass. Dragon fly, fish and star fish charms.


Sea Glass lariet

Sea glass lariat. This is some more of the sea glass my friend brought back from Nevis. My husband drilled about 8 pieces for me. And nothing broke!!!
Components: 21gauge silver wire, 28gauge for wrapping.


Sea Glass

More of the same!!


Nivis Sea Glass

My friend goes to Nevis for 6 months and spends a lot of her time searching for sea glass. I spent a week with her and wire wrapped about 18...
Components: 20 gauge antique copper wire, silver and antique brass. Also 20 gauge copper wire and 24 gauge. The chips were glued on.


Jade Butterfly

My friend gave me quite a lot of jade, I have had it for along time. m So decided it was time to do something with it. I've always liked the chain...
Components: 24 gauge copper wire and jade. Glss pendant.


It's been awhile!

It has been awhile!! I decided I needed new earrings.Oh and I have a blue finger to go with the blue pair. missed while hammering!!!!
Components: copper wire and crystals and glass


The forever necklace!

I called this the forever necklace because it took me that long to make!!! I've lost my mojo, so to speak!! I started this before Christmas and...
Components: 16 gauge wire, howlite and red tigers eye.


Redo Pendant

This is a redo of a pendant for my friend. I just wasn't happy with the first try. (pic#1) So after 3 failed attempts and a lot of lost wire.!! I...
Components: !8 gauge copper wire, 24 gauge, and Howlite beads.


Bollywood Style Earrings

Playing around with the wire this weekend, saw this design on pintrest, but she had done macromae on hers and I'm not good at that, at all!!! So...
Components: 18 gauge copper wire, glass seed beads, Howlite Turquoise, and crystals. wrapped with 30 gauge wire.


Heart Of Hearts Suncatcher

I love making hearts, but I have trouble getting them right. I'm pleased with the way this turned out. I also took 2 more photos of the crochet...
Components: Copper hearts, hammered and patina. Then wrapped in 18 gauge copper wire.Glass beads with tiny copper daisy spacers.


Sunday Afternoon

Wire wrap of a stone my friend brought back from Nevis. The other ids a very long crochet necklace, with handmade copper wire clasp. I used Gun lue...
Components: 30 gauge wire for crochet necklace, with Fresh Water Pearls and Lapis Chips.The clasp has glass pearls. Ran out of FWP. 12 gauge wire for clasp. It's been a creative day!! :D


#2 Crochet Bracelet

This is my second attempt at the same design.This one is a little big so it doesn't fit as nice. I love the colors with the copper wire, but I'm...


Copper Crochet Bracelet

I had done the crochet a year ago and could never figure out how I wanted to attach a clasp. I saw on Pinterest this am a framed one. So tada!! I...
Components: @8 gauge wire for the crochete with glass size 6 and 8 seed beads.16 gauge wire for the frame.


Triple Trees and Sun Witch

Another bit of wire creations I've been playing around with this summer. I'm going to try wire weaving next!!!! Hope I can do it, I've been...
Components: Amber colored wire(14 Gauge) and 24 copper wire. Bottom tree with Gold stone, the witch has citrine chips in her skirt and the top tree with carnilen chips.


Copper Wrap

I had some left over wire, so played around till I came up with this and used 30 gauge wire to string on the beads, like a wrap bracelet. Next...
Components: 16 gauge wire, 24 gauge to attach the Turquoise donut then 30 gauge. Glass beads and amber topaz.


Summer wire fun

I've been having fun playing with wire. The first is a Starfish Suncatcher.The second is my Sun Witch Suncatcher and last is a Tree Of Life...
Components: Copper wire, glass beads, and Garnet.


Beaded Fish

Our local bead shop owner found some beaded fish online and thought it would be something I would be interested in making. So here are my versions...
Components: Glass beads and #6 sead beads and 16 and 12 gauge wire.


Twisted

This is just what it is called, twisted wire. I was trying to do some swirls by hand, and I just kept going.I liked how it turned out, although not...
Components: 14 or 16 gauge copper wire and crystals. 24 gauge for attaching the crystals.


Chatter

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Gifted”:
    “I love it! Very earthy and ethnic. It would look with a off-white flowing sun dress…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Glad to know I'm not the only one who fiddles. Great design. Love the soft…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Gifted”:
    “I like it too. Definitely has an ethnic vibe. Love wood, love all the components,…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “I took a Class”:
    “Wire weaving? You're a "greenie?" I'd say you are well on your way to being…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Fall Tones”:
    “Fantastic color, excellent design. Love it! :) …” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Key boards and computers are not trustworthy..... they are electronic devices with minds of their own. Now…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Fall?”:
    “Ditto to all of the above comments. This is a great way to welcome fall...just…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Tiger Eye”:
    “Thanks for all of the compliments everyone. The tiger eye is one of my favorites.…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “It's funny because when I type my son's name it always changes it to "sidenote" or…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “Fall Tones”:
    “Thank You ladies!…” read »

  • Harmony on Strings
    Harmony on Strings on “Tiger Eye”:
    “I love copper and you really are the master.…” read »

  • Harmony on Strings
    Harmony on Strings on “Gifted”:
    “Very,very nice.…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “I took a Class”:
    “Wow! I agree with Donna, this piece looks very complicated but you certainly did fantastic with…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “Gifted”:
    “Oooooo! Wonderful tribal design!! Love the African clay beads and the wood spacers really set them…” read »

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    S Katoll on “Gifted”:
    “I've never seen such interesting wooden beads, and you've really highlighted them here. The African clay…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Fall?”:
    “You make the neatest bracelets. Wonderful work!…” read »

  • Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy on “Fall?”:
    “Very, very pretty. So talented.…” read »

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    R Fulton on “Summer sand dollar”:
    “Thanks so much for all the compliments!!…” read »

  • No Photo
    S Katoll on “I took a Class”:
    “It's a wonderful piece, and the wireweaving is amazing! I'm sure it represents a great…” read »

  • No Photo
    S Katoll on “Fall Tones”:
    “A really pretty piece. Great colors, great components, what can I say? When you're good, you're…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “LOL LOVE, LOVE Your pictures, your necklace, and I want Your caterpillar friend for my next…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Fall Tones”:
    “Mahala, Your pictures are just so perfect. They highlight your necklace perfectly. Plus, your necklace has…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “I took a Class”:
    “This necklace looks very complex for a beginner. But, you did a great job for the…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Gifted”:
    “Pam is right! The necklace has a great ethnic vibe! The wood beads are highlighted by…” read »

  • No Photo
    S Katoll on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Wow, how beautiful! Great selection of stones. The colors are wonderful, and the caterpillar lends such…” read »

  • No Photo
    S Katoll on “Fall?”:
    “I love the flower, and agree with Gail that it looks like a C Koop piece.…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Tiger Eye”:
    “This is really beautiful. I love the tiger eye and the wonderful copper wirework. That tassle…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Gifted”:
    “Another oh, woooow piece!! I like the chartreuse (maybe yellow) with the wood. This…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “I took a Class”:
    “Oh woooow! This is so very pretty and looks so complicated for a group of…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “I took a Class”:
    “That musta been some class! Wow! I think your wirework is so exciting and beautiful!! It…” read »

  • No Photo
    Idania F on “Nature's Treasures”:
    “Gorgeous…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Fall Tones”:
    “Another terrific piece! I did miss seeing your little friend. The bail design is…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Haha, yes, he matches.…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “This is absolutely gorgeous, even your little friend blends in nicely with the necklace. Is…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Oh wow, that must have been my phone trying and failing to auto correct! It's citrine.…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “Fall Tones”:
    “Thank you! I am not usually very creative with bails, but a simple loop was just…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Fall?”:
    “I agree with Gail! I also love the acorn you made! I'd take bushels…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “Fall Tones”:
    “I like your choice of stones to accompany the pendant, and the bail design.…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Hmmm ... I can't find anything on corrine.…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “I had to look twice to see your little friend! :D I never heard of Corrine,…” read »