Sunday, April 1, 2018

Oodles of wire

I'm writing this on Easter Sunday, so I hope you have all had a good Easter weekend. I am looking forward to a week off from my day job -catching up with jobs at home, spending time with family and a couple of days by the coast. Bliss.

I had a showcase over on The Jewellery Show on Facebook on Friday, so have had a busy time creating for that. I wanted to show you these designs -all fairly simple, but involving oodles of wire!
These first two pairs have beautiful long hoop ceramic droplets by the ever fabulous Petra Carpreau -gorgeous turquiose blue and rustic gold. The blue pair have antique silver plated textured brass spacers by Anna Chernyke and a row of pretty silver seeds, with sterling silver wires 

This second pair have silver seeds and antiqued brass spacers wrapped onto the hoops, and brass earwires. Love the rustic, cracked glaze on these. Delicious.

Thought I'd turn these ceramic connectors (also by Petra) upside down and use them as a frame for more wire wrapping. More silver seeds, and some tiny english cut beads with silver grey thorns by Smitten Beads
The last pair have gone, but the first two pairs are available  in my shop Petra has just had an update in her shop -do check it out. Such fabulous work.

See you in a couple of weeks!


  1. Looking forward to mine arriving Sue! Great work. X

  2. Lovely work! The gold crackly ones are my favourites :)

  3. Gorgeous work Sue!! I’m waiting for my new Petra beads and already have more in the cart 😂

  4. Doesn't wire add an another dimension to the earrings? I find it beautiful

  5. Beautiful earrings as always Sue. Love your wirework combined with those teeny tiny beads.

    1. thanks so much Janine. Although I think it's Petra's ceramic drops that are the stars of the show

  6. Lovely earrings, all three, Sue! I love Petra's drops, and you've made three very distinctive earrings with them!