Tutorials by K S Jewellery Designs

Tutorials by K S Jewellery Designs
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Sunday, 25 September 2011

New Tutorial - Spiral Bells

I have been stuck at home for nearly a week as I tore a muscle in my calf when playing tennis last week.  So I made the most of not being able to move around much and got on and wrote a new tutorial based on my latest design. 

It is called 'Spiral Bells' and is now available for purchase in my Etsy and Folksy shops.

Also for sale are these Spiral Bells earrings that I made during the tutorial:

Blue Topaz Sterling Silver Earrings

And so is this Spiral Bells pendant which is a variation of the design (also explained in the tutorial).

Crystal Quartz Sterling Silver Pendant

Monday, 19 September 2011

Amethyst Spiral Bells

Amethyst Sterling Silver Earrings

Although these earrings looked a simple design when I drew them in my sketchbook, they were actually quite tricky to create, especially making them symmetrical and an identical pair. I had several failed attempts (fortunately with silver plated wire!) where I tried to work out where to start, how much wire to spiral and where to bend.  These earrings have been made from sterling silver wire (shaped, hammered and polished to a high shine).

Despite the frustrations, it felt good to be creative again after a long summer's break and I'm pleased to announce that these earrings are now available for purchase in my Etsy and Folksy on-line shops.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Tassel Drop earrings - another version

Here is another version of tassel drop earrings.  This time the tassels are made from hammered wire.

Lemon Quartz Sterling Silver Wire Tassel Drop Earrings

I have had some time off from jewellery making this summer, however the kids went back to school today (boo hoo!) so I am looking forward to exploring the idea of tassels further. 

Please note: Neither of my tassel drop earrings shown on this blog are for sale yet as I am developing my designs with the aim of writing a new tutorial.  I hope to include some new jewellery creations in my online shops very soon.