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Designs by JC Hamm

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.


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.

Kumihimo Fringe!

I love the look of the long necklaces with beads hanging off a fringe.So I thought I would try it with kumihimo.
Components: twisted rainbow colored rope and brass beads and glass beads.

Tree Of Life

I still love making these.
Components: Emerald glass chips, amber wire and 22 gauge wire for the tree.

Amber Wire Water Fall

I'm having a hard time deciding if I should keep this or put it in the store to sell.I love the color of the wire with the turquoise. I really had...
Components: Amber Copper Colored Wire, and Turquoise. Handmade connections and clasp.

Carnelian Heart

The first one is a amber 14 gauge wire heart with carnelian chips and 2 agate stones. I felt it needed something next to the heart pendant and I...

Tree of Life and Kumihimo

Peridot, Blue Topaz,and Moonstone.Amethist donut for the kumihimo braid.

Coral and Copper!

This was once a necklace I made my sister years ago,it was too short for her so she did'nt wear it.I took it apart and restrung it.Last time it was...
Components: 20 gauge square wire and apatchie and glass beads.16 gauge wire for the clasp.

Got the Blues

I saw this in a Jewelry mag and love the design , so tried it out.I'm happy with the way it turned out.
Components: Howlite chips and spears. Copper Chain and glass and ceramic beads.

Copper Rainbow Chicklets

I found the dyed quartzite at micheals discount section, they remnd me of chicklets!! I made the clasp from 12 gauge wire.I hammered it and patinad...
Components: 12 gauge copper wire, 20 gauge square copper wire, patina, howlite chips and dyed quartzite.

Recycled Heart

I found this heart at the shop where I have my jewelry.Another vendor had it in her spot. I had my eye on it for while.I restrung it with chain and...
Components: I had the same color yellow crystals in my stash and the matched perfectly with what was already in the heart.It was strung with a brown suede, I used my crysals in place of the suede.Copper chain and glass beads.

Rainbow Kumihimo

This is really a screw up.I had bought 8 mt to add to one already made out of the same rope, but I cut the rope too short.So I just made 2 pieces...
Components: Rainbow colored rope, wire wrapped shell chips and a ceramic heart.Siver bead cones and toggle.

Charlotte's Web

Had fun putting this together today. Remember Charlotte??
Components: 16 gauge copper wire, 24 gauge wire. Spider, czec crystals and glass sead beads.

Copper Earrings

20 gauge wire and crystals and carnelin. 20 gauge silver wire and glass beads.

Wood Be Mine!!!

I took apart a necklace I had made last year.I have always love the beads in this.well it did'nt sell so I remade it and decided I wanted to keep...
Components: Wood beads and acrlyc( I think) beads.Black beading cord.

Ocean Waves

I've had the Lapis chips and the agate slabs for a long time.I just could'nt figure out what to do with either.
I played around for the last 3...
Components: Lapis chips, Agate Slabs, copper beading wire&copper sead beads. 20 gauge square wire.

Hippie Days!!!

Used up some beads I have had for quite awhile.I always oved the necklaces we used to wear ,back in the day!!! :D.
Hippie beads.
Components: small wood beads and shell chips.18 gauge wire for the earrings and again wood and shell chips.

Daisy Chain

I had got the silver daisy a couple of years go and used to wear just on the end of a chain.I thought I'd use it to create something that would...
Components: red howlite and turqoise howlite and silver tubes with silver daisy pendant.

A Ray Of Sunshine!!!

I started out making the earrings first, then thought I should make a set, so started the pendant.The pendant looked like something was missing so...
Components: 18, 28 and 24 gauge copper wire.Tigers eye and Butterscotch Amber. ( was told that was the name of this amber??)I made the toggle casp(18 gauge)