Wire wrapping is a way of constructing jewelery utilizing totally different guages of wire with out the necessity to solder. After I make wire wrapped jewelery I take advantage of solely sterling and tremendous silver or 14 carat gold-filled wire. Gold-filled is taken into account lifetime jewellery, it’s a lot larger high quality than vermeil or plated wire, made out of tubes of pure carat gold and crammed with both brass, copper or silver, it’s designed to put on and final precisely as stable gold and if jewellery is taken care of is greater than able to being handed down as heirloom items.
I take advantage of AA high quality and above reduce gemstone beads in jewelery designs and very often it’s the great thing about the stones that I take advantage of that conjures up the piece. I additionally use manufactured chain and top quality silver and gold stuffed findings each manufacturing facility made and artisan made.
I get pleasure from utilizing Karen HIll Tribe silver beads and findings which I supply direct from Thailand via a Truthful Commerce provider and artisan glass beads made by glass artists right here within the uk. In a chunk I’ll often credit score the title of every artist, they do such superb work. I preserve notebooks and use artwork and music and all types of different results in my work. I’m usually impressed by the altering seasons and the way in which they’re etched on my environment.
I’ve additionally taken inspiration from historical past, considered one of my collections relies on characters from fascinating Norse mythology. The inspiration for my wire wrapped jewelery comes from throughout me. I reside on the sting of the Lake District so the ocean and lakes and mountains are throughout. I’m presently engaged on seasonal spring designs in addition to planning and Egyptian-Artwork Deco theme for my summer season assortment. I often start to make my items with a body based mostly on an earlier sketch from a pocket book, then wrap the body in very tremendous wire, fixing the gems into place as I’m going. Making wire wrapped jewelery is a extremely intricate and time consuming methodology of manufacturing beautiful jewelery. If a chunk is wire wrapped it could by no means actually be copied coil for coil. You might be assured that even you probably have requested for a replica of an earlier piece it’ll nonetheless be actually considered one of a sort and made particularly for you.