Sunday, August 22

How to Create a Simple Loop with Wire

Hi Everyone!
Recently, I've become addicted to interested in making wire jewelry. (I know, like I need another hobby!) I've been collecting supplies from Michael's, using a coupon and buying on sale, Walmart, Big Lot's, and The 99 Cent Store. At that last store, I purchased their regular finished pieces to disassemble and remake. Sometimes, when you mix the 99 Cent Store and, magic happens. Honest.

I've found a ton of how-to video's on to learn how to make wire jewelry. I'm especially fond of "Blue Moon Beads" video tutorials, they make it super easy to learn. Me and "super easy" get along really well. I can't believe that I'm just now discovering this, it's so fun!

I'll be attending a celebration for a friends daughter in a week and decided to make her a wire beaded chain necklace. I first secretly found out that her favorite color is green and just went from there.
I started out with a pair of earrings and long chain and beaded pendant necklace from the 99 Cent Store. I used my round nose pliers to remove the pink beads and pendant and attach one of the earring faces as the new pendant.
I used some 22 gauge wire, round nose pliers, green beads and light green pearls,
a few clear beads and some brass butterflies, dove and peace sign.
I was smiling the whole time I was making this!
I hope my friends daughter likes it.
I'm also making a few things for myself......
And a bunch of pieces to stash in my gift closet.
Mostly bracelets and earrings. It's never too soon to start thinking about Christmas, right?

Below is one of the tutorials I learned with on, you can learn how to do just about anything on there! Maybe this will inspire you to make some of your own pieces? Take care, Mary :O)

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