Hi Ann, Glad to see someone else is interested in working with
wire. I must tell you I'm not a professional jeweler, and that
this line of earrings, evolved from playing with copper wire.
About two years ago I found myself with some free time. being
somewhat of a practical joker, I fashioned a copper wire spider.
Paint spraying it black, and attaching it to a thin thread, and
(you've guessed it) proceeded to frighten some of my friends. One
buddy said,"can you make a crab? It's my sign, you know a
horoscope sign for cancer." Another one said," I'm a Scorpio. Can
you make a scorpion?" Etc.Etc. Some forty figures later, I made
my first earring, and about two dozen designs of earrings later,
brings me to today. I'm a professional industrial mechanic, and
a novice at oil paintings of landscapes. The experience of many
years of mechanical tinkering, (along with an artistic eye) has
allowed me to develop the tools. All the tools I use are
handmade, and as far as I can see, (and through a good bit of
research), this is a new process. The braided parts are done
using a jig.
I would love to go to the wire wrapping conference, however I'll
be moving about that time. It was great to hear from you, and
please visit my home page at.
Do you have a home page or catalog? Please send. Tina