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As I keep exploring with wire and what can it do for my advantages, I created this -what I call as- Cocoon Beads along the way. I like this design very much and have been incorporating them in my design -A LOT-. They’re fun, versatile, and easy to make, have this pretty organic touch in it, and they look good almost on everything! I’d like to think that these beads are one of my Signature creations.

They’re made of heavily hammered round wire and then coiled to shape. They’re that easy!

Here are a few examples of how these beads used on a design:

newest variation of Cocoon Beads

newest variation of Cocoon Beads and I LOVE IT!

and in the pictures below are the things i did in the past…

blossom in love set

blossom in love set

sun sparks

sun sparks

clover sherbet

clover sherbet

warrior princess

warrior princess

fruiteelicious

fruiteelicious

and believe it or not, this image below is what started it all!

beetle tribe

beetle tribe

I hope you enjoy the beads as much as I do!! 8D

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CURVACIOUS FRILLS NECKLACE

Inspired by one of the forum members, I made this necklace entirely from scrap wires. They weren’t bad wires, mind you, only the orphan wires that were too short for other projects. Cuts from previous projects or experimental wire I used. It was nice that I found another purpose for them. I’ve saved all of my silver to the tiniest cut.

Gots the idea while watching TV and worked on it after the show was ended. Lol. This project including reshaping wire, forging, heavy hammering, and spiraling. I hammered thin the wires, 3-4 times each side using a ball peen hammer. I love hammering.. XD Now let’s hope we don’t have to live in a small apartment when i get to the USA or we’d get a lot of complaints from the neighbors XD “keep it down will ya!”

Making the Smokey Quartz “frills” took quite a while. I gained more respect for others who incorporated a lot of “frills” in their design. I’m satisfied with this project, I must say 😀

This necklace was kinda hard to photograph! lotsa trial and errors. I think I took about almost 30 pictures and only 1/4 of them that are actually decent enough 😛

I added the flowery patterns to distract people staring on my (what it seems like) bare chest and be more focusing on the necklace! lmao. But i acually like the end result. Adds some character to it, IMO 🙂

That’s the end of the story of this one :3 Until next time 😀

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Made of Sterling silver with dyed Jade and Red Jasper.

There’s quite a story behind this piece.. Well, not really, but enough. The flower shaped frame was intentionally for making a different piece that i stopped half way because i didn’t like how it turned out. Two days ago i finally found an idea how to make the frame work. Never waste any silver mentality, ya know. XD I looked at my new collections of natural stone beads and decided that the red ones were perfect for the job. I finished it but there was one thing that bugged me. There was another spiral in top of the small spiral that seem to not fitting the new design. So i cut that off and modified the bail. I really liked the silver bright version but also considering on oxidizing it. Being so dillematic as I am, I asked my friends in the forums to give their inputs. Most of them suggesting on oxidizing it. So i took the plunge and went for it.

Earlier, i got new tips on oxidizing from Michelle, and it worked so damn good my piece were all “black”. There was a moment where i regretted my decision. I tried my hardest to bring the shine back but it was just quite impossible to do. But part of me also liked oxidized silver. So i was really torn. lol. I even used metal cleaning agent to wipe off the oxidation. worked a bit. But I was still not sure. it was night and it didn’t look as good under the lamp.

This morning, i took a pic of it and under the sunlight, i actually like it oxidized!! so HORRAY!!

here are the AFTER pics:

amoeba close up!

amoeba close up!

full view

full view

another full view

another full view

now see it worn :3 on mee…

– as a long necklace

tied on the back

tied on the back

– i be a little more creative on this one.. instead of tying it on the back, i twisted the cord to the front and i got the ends dangle on the sides.

short necklace is short

short necklace is short

i hope you like it :3 see you ❤

oh.. oh.. here are the BEFORE oxidation pics:

shiny silver close up

shiny silver close up

full view

full view

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Just added this to my Silver collection! I finished it a few days ago and i’m pretty proud of this one. It’s my first hammering project and i can say i love hammering XD

It’s all sterling silver, everything (wire) is handmade by me, even the clasps. So if everything isn’t in precise length, that’s just the nature of handmade products. Don’t you love organic shapes?

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