Jewels of the

Since no two pieces of beach glass are alike, it's nearly impossible to make a pair of identical earrings. Instead, choose pieces that are similar in color or shape (or both), but vary the wire cages to reflect the planes and angles of each. 2 small pieces of beach glass Sterling silver 20-gauge wire 2 sterling silver ear wires Flush cutters Round-nose pliers Chain-nose pliers 1. Because the earrings are small and the wire wrapping is simple, use the no-waste method Rather than trying to...

Rolling rings

Hammering, page 15 wrapped loops, page 16 oxidizing, page 23 Create a chunky necklace of interlocking rings that rolls around a neckline. The size is easily adjusted by snagging any ring with the hook clasp. Oxidizing the wire highlights the handwrought construction. 9' 2.7 m of sterling silver 18-gauge dead-soft wire 16 mottled black 3.3cm large-hole lampworked glass rings Flush cutters Round-nose pliers Chain-nose pliers Needle file Ball-peen hammer Steel bench block W 2cm mandrel Liver of...

Softglas Tubing

Hammering, page 15 wrapped loops, page 16 oxidizing, page 23 This necklace combines primitive elegance, by using like elements of strong vertical and textured metal, with asymmetrical intrigue, by making each loop and wrap slightly different. The very simple cord adds modern flair and keeps the spotlight on the wirework. 2' 61 cm of sterling silver 20-gauge dead-soft wire 1 package SoftGlas tubing 1 SoftGlas connector Flush cutters Round-nose pliers Chain-nose pliers Ball-peen hammer Steel...

Daisy chain bracelet

Jump Ring Silver Chains

Opening and closing jump rings, page 22 simple hooks, page 20 31 assorted-color anodized aluminum 14-gauge 7 is 1.1cm ID jump rings 7 single-color anodized aluminum 18-gauge 5V 8mm ID jump rings 1. Separate the 14g jump rings into piles of 3 same-color rings. Each daisy is made up of 3 jump rings. 2. From the first pile, open 1 jump ring, pass through 1 ring, and close ring. Open the third ring and thread it through the eye where the 2 previous rings are joined, being sure to pass through both....