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  • 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 »

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    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 »

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    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 »

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    S Katoll on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Wow, how beautiful! Great selection of stones. The colors are wonderful, and the caterpillar lends such…” read »

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    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 »

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    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 »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “I had to add a third picture that shows my little caterpillar friend that came to…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “Tiger Eye”:
    “P. S. Thanks for the info on the red brass, I bought some and love it!…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “Tiger Eye”:
    “I'm facinated by those loops too and have also wondered how you made them so perfect!…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “Fall?”:
    “Love the bracelet! You did a great job on the flower, it looks like a C-Koop…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Tiger Eye”:
    “This is a piece of artwork! How do you get your loops so perfect? …” read »

  • Creel U
    Creel U on “Tiger Eye”:
    “I like the washer. A bit of the not expected and strong.…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “Tiger Eye”:
    “Ditto to all, and the asymmetry seems like you get two for the price of one!…” read »

  • Kimberlywilliams60
    Kimberlywilliams60 on “Tiger Eye”:
    “Wow gorgeous piece !!…” read »

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    S Katoll on “Tiger Eye”:
    “I knew this was yours before I scrolled all the way down! I love tiger eye,…” read »

  • Deb Harding
    Deb Harding on “Tiger Eye”:
    “Wow...this is fabulous. I love the dangle part in front. I love the asymmetry. I…” read »

  • RLMerder Designs
    RLMerder Designs on “Vintage Green Sparkle Necklace”:
    “So simple and pretty…” read »

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    RLMerder Designs on “A Bit of Boho”:
    “This just makes me want to bead - I absolutely love this design :) …” read »

And now for something completely different...


About this design:

As it suggests in the title, this is something i have never tried before. I had this brass wire and was at a loss what to do with it. I also had this itching desire to make something kinda ancient Celtic looking. So i took the wire and just started bending it. There really was no idea, i just kinda went along with my hands and this is the end result! Please comment and let me know your thoughts are as i am unsure what i just did! lol. I also used the remaining wire to make the Celtic arm cuff.

Components:

14 gauge brass wire. 8mm red tigers eye beads. 14mm Turquoise impression jasper beads. 12mm magnesite beads. Antique brass jump rings. The gold spacers are actually from guitar strings! Antique brass lobster clasp.

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    I LIKE it!! A lot!
    Are you sure this is the first time you’ve done this? Great balance of shape, texture and color.

    I’m trying to figure out where the guitar strings are in the design. Are they the coils on the focal? Those must have been pretty hard to bend!

  2. Ginger Gem Crafts Kerry
    Ginger Gem Crafts Kerry says:

    Yes, the first time. It’s not actually guitar strings, its actually the gold spacers which are between the three stones…the spacers are from guitar strings. A friend of mine gave them to me and asked me to use them in my designs if i could. so i did! :-)

  3. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    This is a beauty! I really like that front section alot, and the whole design is wonderful!

  4. nancykathryn
    nancykathryn says:

    Well I for one like both of these, the necklace in particular appeals to me. Kinda random, but it all goes together.

  5. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Kerry, your wire work is magnificent! Woo Hoo for you!! This is amazing! 8O

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    JC Hamm says:

    WOW WOW!!! I love it.Thats it, I really have to learn how wire wrap.Did someone teach you or did you just try this on your own.Whatever the case, your very talented!!!!

  7. Laud
    Laud says:

    I’m so ham-fisted with wire, I really admire how well this turned out. Guitar strings! Wonderful, creative thinking.

  8. Ginger Gem Crafts Kerry
    Ginger Gem Crafts Kerry says:

    Thank you everyone for your wonderful comments. I have not been taught to wire wrap. It’s something i learnt myself from books. There are some really good wire work books in Barnes and noble that have helped me a lot. It can be frustrating, i have wasted so much wire! But eventually it gets easier :-) I think i will start to do more wire work now.

  9. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Apparently your wire knew just what it wanted to do. These are great pieces and you have done a superb job for the first time.

    WARNING! Wire work is addictive! :D

  10. C Strecker
    C Strecker says:

    great design and nice wirework!

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