Wire earrings tutorial

  I noticed that there were disastrously few tutorials about earrings on the network. They must be simple, accessible, but at the same time elegant and made of metal. And I made this tutorial! Without soldering and special tools! Freeform silver earrings with pearls and any briolettes. I hope this is exactly what the wire wrapping community was waiting for. 15$ and it it available in my Etsy shop here


Sculptures - my love!

I did a great cleaning today and found my old photos. Lol! Look at those cheeks!  I was a bit thick in 2000. This photo is from my first exhibition. At that time, I was 21 years old and I was doing pretty sculptures of paper. Sculpture - my favorite genre for many years, as it turned out.


Twisting the base for hair pin

We must use very strong wire 7-8 gauge (3-3,5 mm) for hair pins. Because they have to withstand the load. But working with such a thick wire is difficult. But if you heat the copper, it becomes soft and flexible. And this makes the life of wire worker much easier.

Use a very large hammer to make it flat.

Use butane torch to heat the wire to the red light.

 Repeat again to beat with a hammer and heat. 
After the heating (until the wire is soft), use a bench vise and big pliers.

Hold the wire and twist it.

The ends of the wire are very scratched now. But the hairpins should be smooth.

Use files to make them smooth from rough to small.

And use Rubber Polishing Wheel for making it ideal!

Then you can solder any parts to the top of the hairpin. Clear in the solution of citric acid. And I beat it by a rubber hammer to turn it back to strength after heating.


Balls at the end of the wire. Video.

I used 16 and 20 gauge wire here, borax powder and the butane torch.  The main secret is to bend the wire at a right angle. Then it gets better and the ball is formed at the end. 


Love stories in wire

  These are small unique sculptures for wedding ceremonies: ring holders flowers and birds. They are gentle and light but at the same time strong and unshakable as true love.
  See what they are different! All these love stories are priceless and based on real life. Some people around us are talented in creating love.
Check out these Ring Bearer Pillows in my Etsy shop. That will be great for you Woodland, Bohemian, Elegant and Rustic wedding ceremony. Price 100-140$.



My wire wrap classes in Sweden!

  I have a great news - now I will be visiting various European countries and to train Wire Wrap Art.
First of all, I have the happiness to visit Sweden. This will happen on October 5-7, 2017. I am very grateful for the invitation Kerstin Kallin. Free space is more and you can apply to participate in classes online or through Facebook.
  Hotel Utsikten meetings, Utsiktsvägen 10, 149 41 Nynäshamn I think it will be very comfortable and happy!
  It will be three types of classes depending on difficulty. That jewelry that we will do. Choose your class and we will see you soon!



Fox figurine

Red smart Fox out of copper wire. My new experiment in the field of sculpture. It was really hard work for me. Because I wanted to make a recognizable face this beast. At the same time, I had to keep an expression of esteem and interest in it. www.etsy.com/listing/528810295
 It is full of natural grace and dignity. Great gift for her or for him. Pice -180$, Size - 4 1/2 х 4 х 4 inches.


Limited collection "Waves"

   This small collection includes three pendants in the same style with similar materials. Center of the composition is light green amethyst. It is bright as the sun, but a discreet and elegant. Emerald, sapphire and ruby complement it. All this is framed with silver waves.
Find these pendants in my Etsy shop.


Free jewelry tutorial - Wire copper Heart

You need:
  1. amethyst smooth briolette 9x9 mm
  2. chalcedony briolette 8x12 mm
  3. lapis lazuli bead 8 and 8 mm
  4. ceramic bead 10 mm 
  5. copper wire 14, 16,18, 20 and 28 gauge
  6. Chain nose pliers
  7. Round nose pliers
  8. Wire cutters
  9. Hammer
  10. Miniature Horn Anvil
  11. File
  12. Butane torch
  13. Board for soldering
  14. Copper-phosphorus solder Felder 94
  15. Maas Polishing Creme and Polishing pads
  16. Liver of Sulfur
  17. Borax powder
  18. Citric acid


Patina on copper jewelry by liver of sulfur

  I really love this moment - to cover my jewelry by patina and polishing. Shadows become more distinct and pendant looks impressive. I use the liver of sulfur solution. It creates a secure and stable patina. Polishing pads and Maas Polish Cream keep the shine of my jewelry for tlong time. To buy unique jewelry and tutorials - UrsulaJewelry.etsy.com

   And about my magic cream for polishing! Keep your hands - be like me.
   Last week I received many questions about the polishing. And again I am sharing my techniques. I use polishing pads and Maas Metal Polish cream for all metals. I bought 2 ounces of it 3 years ago on eBay. My tube is almost over, so I bought a new one. I like to use it because it is very easy, and I can polish by hands without engraver. And most importantly, it keeps the shine of metal for years. I just rub a cream metal residues and wash off with water and soap. If you have more questions - ask in the comments. What do you want to know next time?