My new favorite jewelry to make? Wire wrapped earrings! I can’t stop myself. The first pair I created I sold within three days! I was so excited because I basically decided I would teach myself how to make wire wrapped earrings… and I suceeded. I bought the supplies and out came a pair of lovely wrapped hoops.
My background in jewelry has always been macrame, meaning: knotting fiber or twine in intricate geometric patterns. I love macrame so much because it allows me to create something so entirely unique with my bare hands and every time I have tried to branch out into another type of jewelry making I found myself lacking the motivation. It seemed too easy to just use a pair of jewelry pliers and bend a jump ring closed to complete your piece. Don’t get me wrong, I love silver and brass jewelry and I know many talented designers… but it just didn’t seem like it fit for me. That is until I wrapped that first strand of wire around a hand formed hoop that I had created. It’s like macrame with metal. It’s perfect for me! Check out my latest creations below.