Tutorials by K S Jewellery Designs

Tutorials by K S Jewellery Designs
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Friday, 24 February 2012

Dancing Leaves - Peridot Sterling Silver Necklace and Earrings

This necklace and earrings set has been inspired by the beautiful spring-like weather we have been experiencing in the UK recently.  The leaves have been hammered and curved and really catch the light.  A friend on Jewerly Lessons suggested they look like they 'dance in the light' and I liked that description so much I have decided to name them that.

Peridot Sterling Silver Leaves Necklace and Earrings

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Genie Drop Pendant

My colour choices for this pendant have certainly been influenced by the weather we are currently experiencing in the UK (snow and ice) with a cracked rock crystal briolette, moss aquamarine rondelles and a single moonstone rondelle.

Moss Aquamarine, Rock Crystal & Moonstone Sterling Silver Arabesque Spiral Pendant

This pendant is a variation of my Genie Drops tutorial and has just been listed in my online shops.

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

New tutorial from K S Jewellery Designs - Genie Drops

If you would like to know how to make yourself a pair of Genie Drop Earrings as shown in my last blogpost, head over to my Etsy shop or my Folksy shop to see details of my new tutorial called Genie Drops.

This tutorial is ideal for a beginner or an improver as includes lots of WIREWORK TIPS to help you master some of the techniques of wrapping and coiling, shaping wire, forming open spirals, hammering, sanding and polishing, as well as useful explanations on how to make your earrings symmetrical and matching.

Friday, 27 January 2012

Genie Drop Earrings x 4

I was procrastinating about which of my current projects to finish and I found myself doodling some shapes in my sketchbook. This led me to want to create one of the shapes with wire. The shape of these earrings reminds me of a genie bottle and feels quite Arabesque.

Sterling Silver Arabesque Spiral Earrings

Once I had got the technique sorted, I wanted to make more earrings.  All of the earrings will be available for sale in my online shops very soon.

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Scapolite Spiral Circle Frame Sterling Silver Pendant

Scapolite Spiral Circle Frame Sterling Silver Pendant

Following a number of requests to create a tutorial based on my Amethyst Spiral Circle Frame Sterling Silver Pendant , I decided to make another circle frame pendant to see if I could recreate the design. This time I used delicate yellow scapolite and tried to make the frame fit the bead rather than find a bead that fitted the frame (as I did with the amethyst pendant). This was the first lesson I learnt.

I also tried a slightly different way to coil the inner part of the frame. I was doing this late at night (when I am not at my brightest!) and only realised when the pendant was completed and photographed, that I had crossed the wires at one point (can you spot this?) - second lesson learnt!!

In summary, I'm so happy I learnt these lessons as hopefully I can make sure the tutorial is as clear as possible. I am currently working on an earring variation with a square frame - watch this space!

(This pendant is available for purchase at a reduced price (to reflect the slight error) in both my Etsy and Folsky online shops.)

Saturday, 7 January 2012

Amethyst Spiral Circle Frame Sterling Silver Pendant

Amethyst Spiral Circle Frame Sterling Silver Pendant

New in my Etsy and Folksy shops.