Thursday, October 14, 2010

2010 Collection: Aluminum Earrings

The first project I made using large wire gauges are earrings. They are fun and easy to make. I also do not consume a lot if and when I encounter difficulties that warrant me to just disregard that particular piece. Yup, I made a lot of mistakes in the past, most of which was marring the wire and eventually throwing it away.

Now, every time I make earrings, I compare them with having a vacation. I do not tire myself too much with one piece and can move on to another in just a few minutes. Gratification is instant! That's one reason I love making them. Also, I consider them as one of my best sellers in bazaars and commissioned work. They make good one of a kind souvenirs during debuts and all girl parties. I just did that when I turned a year older about two months ago. My friends loved them and wore them the minute they opened their gifts of appreciation.

To share with you my inspiration/s with making earrings....well everything I see around my room is an inspiration. I do my earring work in front of the television, on a Crime and Investigation channel. Don't ask me why but I had fun doing them =) You can view them here.

Monday, October 11, 2010

2010 Collection: Copper wire Earrings

Feel free to browse some of my 2010 Collection: Copper Wire Earrings at my flickr account. These earrings are made with non tarnish copper wire and is very lightweight. Many of my clients attest that they do not notice they are wearing earrings when they wore these.

My inspiration with making these are circles. From my wigjig tool to anything round found in my room inspired me with these collection. Even the triangle earring has rounded edges!

These designs are one of a kind and they make such a good conversation piece. Some are made with plain copper wire, some are wrapped and one was made with seed beads. Its a good piece to give as gifts or souvenirs or an addition to your growing earring collection. So grab a pair now and see for yourselves. Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

2010 Collection: Aluminum Bracelets

Finally my 2010 Collection: Aluminum Bracelets are now showcased at flickr. I had a lot of fun working with aluminum wire since it is the second wire medium I fell in love with. Of course the first one being copper wire. Heehee

Since I started beading and joining bazaars I have always been fascinated with charms. And since I love wearing bracelets, I figure, why not include bracelets with charms in my product line. At first, I used to gravitate with metal clay charms and assemble different designs in one bracelet, this style appealed to mostly teenage gals as they themselves choose the charms under the "make your own charm bracelet" scheme I had. Now that I want to concentrate with wire, I discovered that I will be able to awake more of my creative self if I will make my own charm bracelet from scratch. Hence the wonderful journey towards charm bracelet nirvana.

There were a lot of inspirations making the bracelets, but most often than not I get them when I'm watching anything that involves crime and investigation. I do not how and why, but I do. Good thing with this project, as often as I can, I do not and will not replicate anything that I do but with the lovely and lightweight charm bracelets, I could easily do the whole thing in just over 30mins. As I have said earlier, they are lightweight, handmade, made of aluminum wire, easily cleaned (after using clean it with a soft cloth) and very affordable. Didn't I tell you it sells like hotcakes!

Monday, October 4, 2010

2010 Collection

I have been quite busy the last few days. I have all this ideas swimming in my head waiting to be carried out. At the top of my long list is to be able to make a lot of wire + bead bobby pins. Now, if you'll gonna ask me, why make something with bobby pins? Well, its because of these bobby pins that I first fell in love with wire.

I think it was the year 2004 or 2005 if I'm not mistaken. A good friend, Mabel Santiago-Rubia sent an invite for a beading class. Outcome of which is to be used as charms for scrapbook pages. There were 8 women who signed up and were all eager to make butterflies and dragonflies. The materials that were handed out contained wire (in different colors),beads (seed beads) and bobby pins. It took about 4 hours for the whole class to make a bobby pin butterfly, a hanging dragonfly, and a butterfly decorated card. I was never a wire lover but after the class I went on hunting for wires in all colors and in all sizes to use as charms for my scrapbook pages. But I never made anything with the wires that I had, so much so that I never made a scrapbook page with a wire + bead charm on it. Now, who would have thought that I would turn out to love wire and beads? And who would have thought that I would be excited as to embark on a new business venture out of wire + beads?

In appreciation to the tutorial of my good friend, I have posted my 2010 collection at flickr highlighted by my bobby pins.