“Definitely would love more tutorials and ideas on wire jewelry designs.” ~Cheryl-H
Earlier this month I promised to show you some of the SoftFlex Trios Beading Wire projects I’ve been working on. Well here are a couple of pieces of jewelry I made using the Antique Brass and Coral colored SoftFlex wire, as well as my double-sided Mica Shift Beads (Watermelon beads is what I call them).
Today’s photo really does not do this necklace and earring set proper justice. They are much prettier in real life. But I decided to post the picture anyway to give you guys some more jewelry design ideas for the upcoming gift giving season.
The necklace is a versatile choker design, where you can flip the double-sided watermelon beads to show red or olive or a mixture of both. In other words this piece provides wearability options that can work with a variety of different outfits.
The handmade anodized steel clasp and jump rings make the choker adjustable to most neck sizes. And the over-sized, aged copper crimps (my dad uses these for fishing), bring a funky look to their function of securing the wire.
Because the Trios wire comes in such beautiful colors, I wanted to make sure the wire itself was featured. So I have large loops of it in each color crisscrossing throughout the choker, accented by golden colored glass beads.
To use up the wire scraps leftover from making the choker, I made some earrings to go along with necklace. They compliment the necklace rather than compete with it for attention. To keep the earrings from looking too matchy-matchy, I did not use any polymer clay beads in the design, and also changed up how the wire is looped through the glass beads. The ear wires are made of non-reactive Niobium metal.