Giveaway from Ursula Jewelry.

Merry Christmas! I love the Christmas holidays, gifts and celebration! Congratulations to all!
I want to make a gift for my friends - pendant-heart ! :)
Giveaway going on in my facebook  just now!


Metal Fold Forming

Very interesting video about how to work with sheet metal. You can see how to create interesting natural forms of copper.


Christmas tree

It is a gift for Steve. :) He ordered me anothe Dragon. And I kept thinkin what gift enclose to the parcel. After all, he will get it just for Christmas.
I hope such a simple Christmas tree is the perfect decoration for his house in holidays.


Stardust - the set

My dream is to grow long lush curls to also wear such chic combs. :)
And while I create ridges for all beautiful women. And other elegant jewelry, of course.
I think the combination of opaque sapphire and moonstone is very similar to the starry night.


Christmas gifts

The spirit of Christmas is getting closer and reminds me of family gatherings, gifts and fun. In the new jewelry I used traditional Christmas colors: red, white and green.
I look forward to the winter with great impatience. There is a lot of snow in Ukraine every winter - it's very beautiful. Ho-ho-ho! ))))


Wire wrap art - polishing.

Polishing - is the processing of materials to produce a mirror finish surface.
Why patina and polished? To identify the the relief, placement of accents and expressive way. But! Solely at the discretion of the author.
I will share my impressions about the three different ways:


The search for harmony

I tried a new way to create jewelry - absolutely no sketch. I usually draw simple sketches, even if the overall shape: round, oval, triangle ... But now I have done everything as prompted me to wire. I followed this movement was looking for melody and harmony.


Morning with carnelian

Jewelry with carnelian look very sincerely. Orange color of the stone so open, inspires confidence and makes smile.
Wire pendant and ring in my etsy shop 


Waiting for the winter

My heart belongs to winter already. :) White snow, bright days and family holidays - I'm looking forward to it.
So my recent photos have winter mood. 
Ring with lapis lazuli is ready to become the perfect gift for Christmas:

And the earrings with amethyst and chrysolite:


Mask "Morgan le Fay"

  Halloween - a very interesting holiday. This is the day - a good reason to find the dark side (the vampire, witch, devil, ...). Find, accept and love. We're not angels. Sometimes experience fear, aggression, irritation. Being a "good girl" - is useless and tedious.
  Therefore, dressing up in monsters, we reset the mask soon and give yourself the freedom.
the history of creation:


Patina - Liver of Sulfur

In this video I will teach how to make liver of sulfur and cover with a patina of copper jewelry.
1 part baking soda and 1 part of sulfur mix in a ceramic crucible. Heated on the fire until brown. All the while thoroughly. If you see a fire - blow it.
Important! Work must necessarily a respirator, goggles and gloves.
When the powder is cooled down - fill it with water and store in a bottle with a tight stopper, without air.
Pour part of the solution to the water and soak there jewelry. When it goes dark, remove the excess with a sponge patina and  polishing paste.
Rinse brooch in dish detergent and cover with varnish to metal. :)


As I weave copper cobweb

These are two videos in which you can examine in detail the process of weaving. I use 28-29 gauge wire to create a strong patterns. Base - 16-18 gauge.
The action takes place in really workshop Ursula Jewelry, my work desk. Seen my tools, supplies beads, gems, my work notebook. Come for a visit, even if we are divided by the ocean! :)


How to make beads at the ends of the wire. Need burner. The burner is fueled by gas. A piece of copper wire and bend the end dipped in borax. Then send the flame up to the very end of the wire. Time to remove the flame, not to burn through the wire.
I used a wire 16 gauges in the first case. And 20 gauges for the second time.



Early October morning. The air is clear as crystal. There is a first frost on the grass. Fox's family has calmed down in his dark hole and sniffs anxiously - something must happen.

Set of labradorite, amazonite, copper and garnets in my shop on Etsy http://www.etsy.com/shop/UrsulaJewelry


Rose - wire collar

The most tender of copper collars with silk ribbon. I was very fascinated by the colors ribbon - gradient from light yellow to pink. Thus was born the idea of ​​making his collar and tie a bow-knot.


Car for wire work artist

   Today, I found my dream car - a car for wire work artist! :)
Of course it is not well-suited for the weather conditions in Ukraine. But it is beautiful! Very thin and hard work - so many details!
   A Croatian company MG Vrbanus manufactures doors and fences, and for advertising they decorated wrought Volkswagen Beetle.
   3500 man hours, 6 months of work, 24-carat gold leaves, 5000 Swarovsky crystals, and all that knitted with love and effort. Completely functional 1970 Volkswagen Beetle got the new bodywork made of wrought iron, and became world-famous. 


Video Tutorial: How to fold a beautiful spiral and flatten it with a hammer.

I'm using a round copper wire of 1.3 mm in diameter. Have to bend very carefully, in small steps. I cut flat (not round) area within the helix.
I love working  with a metal handle hammer - it is quite, well absorbs vibration and shock. Hammer with a wooden handle is also good, but I like less.
We need to knock gently to evenly flattened wire. Step-by-step. Take your time - then we will have the edge is equable. 
I tap with a hammer just the reverse side. Thus the front side will be as smooth as mirror. 
The sharp edges of the wire is required to smooth out needle files.


How I tamed my dragon.

One day I wanted to make a wire not a lewelry, but something alive, with character. So Garnet Dragon was born. As it was ....


Pendant "Bird cherry"

Recently graduated from the green onyx pendant. The design of a complex and elegant at the same time. Cabochon onyx has no holes - so fasten it securely is very difficult. The form of copper curls always get the special, it depends on the size of the gem. I try to design has turned melodic and at the first attempt.


Jewelry tutorial - Tree pendant

A little lesson on how to make a pendant tree of copper wire and make a patina on copper using ammonia.

Sinshine island

Set of wire bracelets and necklaces "Sunny Island". It is a reminder of the summer, the ocean and the solar wind. The design looks like ocean waves. Beads Larimar look at the sky, and swarovski beads on sea foam.
For those who can not live without the sea.