Hey Sheela, your passion is showing! This no-holds-barred necklace represents the artist's affinity for her daughter, her man, and her gemstones, but not necessarily in that order...
Emin chose rich colors with amber, amazonite, and coral when constructing her piece, "Mongolian Soul".
This pendant uses just the perfect amount of wire wrapping so as not to overcome the beauty of the labradorite. "Aitutaki Lagoon" is Erin's contribution to our team's etsy shop.
Lindsey used shells she gathered on Miami Beach this summer to create this "earthy" sculpture for our team's etsy shop that is opening on April 22nd.
Freya didn't hold back with the vesuvianite when she created this "unfurling fern" for our team's Earth Day project..
A true sculpture for your neck was created for the team store that will be having it's grand opening April 22nd, in honor of Earth Day. Stay tuned for more...
Sheela not only stretched her mind when she created these earrings, she stretched all of ours... Inspired thoughtfully by the main character in Tim Burton's, "The Corpse Bride", this piece invites the imagination to entertain it's most surreal state.
Lindsey sculpted a mosaic of antiqued copper, black, purple, and scarlet in her haunting pendant for this week's challenge.
Natalia, who choose this week's theme, was inspired by Tim Burton's "stitched together" doll in his film, "The Nightmare Before Christmas." A mere rag doll is not worthy of such a stunning piece, unless of course, she is getting married..
Michelle's multi-chain necklace is enchanting and whimsical at the same time. You must check out the listing in order to see all of the pictures and to get the whole feel of this VERY detailed necklace.
Lisa's piece, "Ophelia's Dream" has captured the theme of "gothic bride" so elegantly. Her designs are never short of enthralling..
Judy was inspired by Tim Burton when she created this week's theme. She really pulled off the dark and mysterious look!
My name is Hee Soon Choi and I live in Independence, Ky which is about 25 minutes away from Cincinnati and I live with my husband and hybrid baby Sky. I am 42 as of this month and Sky is 2, I am kind of slow bloomer;)What was your life like before jewelry?
I used to own a meditation and dharma center so I guess non profitable, hopefully selling jewelry turns it around;)
I live a very simple life. I don't like having lots of stuff. The more I have the more i have to clean.
The only thing that has changed since I started making jewelry is that I don't buy jewelry any more, I am a jewelry addict.
It seems lately that a lot more of your work combines wire, not just as a function, but as an integral part of your designs. What compelled you to add this element to your, already spectacular, jewelry designs?
I always search for unique findings and wanted to make my own since I was not really satisfied with what is out there. So I bought PMC starter kit and played around with wire. After watching a video from a starter kit, I realized that it needed more time and money to learn and I don't have that kind of time yet. Sky is 25 months and I like to give as much time as I can possibly do.
I was looking for findings that can enhance the beauty of stones in more personal and organic form. On the other hand, I fell in love with wire immediately. I love wire work for its intimacy. It's done by bare hands with very little help from tools.
All my wishes and dreams for that piece and its wearer will be felt by the wearer and what an intimate connection that is!:)
Wire wrapping is very much like meditation to me and I love to thank Lisa of Julidadesigns. She basically gave me free teaching. She sent me dozens of tutorial pictures of her signature design. Thank you Lisa!!!!
Are there any other ways, besides making jewelry, that you express your creativity?
I hand quilt. Learned it from my late mother in law. I love everything Americana. And I am pretty good at it;)
Do you have any recurring dreams?
Yes, filthy toilet. When I am stressed out and need to clean my mind, I dream about soiled toilet. Dirty toilet that needs to be cleaned immediately;)
What's the status of your wire inventory right now?
Well stocked! I just got my order of 14k gold fill and fine silver.
Name one thing about wire wrapping that you are dying to learn:
I have many tutorials from Eni Oken that I need to try but, Lilithu's bracelet is what I want to learn the most. Maybe she will get the hint and consider making tutorials, just maybe???
Where does your inspiration for color come from?
Stones, colors and nature. Stones and colors speak to me. Nature inspires me.
Name one "guilty pleasure":
If money weren't a factor and you could have any one strand of beads to create with, what would they be?
What's in your C.D player right now?
It is MP3 I made and it has bocceli, campbell's lecture, some korean rock, tracy chapman and perhaps love by john denver and placido domingo.
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Can I get an amen on this one? I'm starting to think that Ewa is not human, that she is from some alternate universe that is constructed from meticulously wrapped wire..
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Once again, Lindsey has come up with a mind boggling design for this week's theme.. The "paddles" at the bottom move to and from like the mechanics of a whirligig, and she's also included a "wheel" that furthers the whirling motion of it all...
Marcy's interpretation of whirligig is a clever (and very well crafted) configuration of 3 spirals, with one tying them all together in the middle.. She's even continued to wrap the carnelian beads up the ear wire.. Very funky Marcy!
"Whirls and Curls" is the title of the whimsical, yet still elegant, pair of earrings that Lisa came up with for this week's theme...
Kristy wanted to convey "dynamic interaction" with her take on the whirligig.. I would say she accomplished it finely, this pendant is about to bounce into air in a rhythmic pulse!
Sue created these decadent earrings, packed with rich amethyst, for this weeks theme.. He fingers must feel like whirligigs themselves after all of this detailed wire wrapping!
Lisa is forever inspiring us with her precise wire wrapping, timeless designs, and refreshing use of color.
I love Freya's comment about my butterfly piece. She said it looks like a butterfly that has flown around all day, become tired, and folded itself over a branch to sleep.
Emin's "Sweet Butterflies" flew into my life this morning. I can't believe she's had these beauties hidden!
This piece took my breath away this morning, and that's hard to accomplish on a rainy Sunday morning.. She says she may make a tutorial for this pendant, let's keep our fingers crossed that she does!
Glitter Critter created these outstanding earrings for the whirligig theme. The parts actually spin around like a real whirligig.. Brilliant!!