Thursday, September 5, 2019

Handmade Jewelry - my gemstone wire wrapped pendant

Been a very long long time since I visited bloggerland. Just been so caught up and the laziness in me has not allowed me time to be here. Hopefully am back now.

Since I was last here I have been doing a few creative things that have made me ''HAPPY". I say happy because at this age I guess it is only happiness that matters (atleast that's what I think :))
Relocation has never taken me so long to settle before. Here I am after almost 2 and 1/2 years still trying to settle down. The girls are growing way to fast.

At times it's a lonely feeling here and at times you feel just fine..mixed feelings maybe.
Between all this I started my tiny handmade jewelry business with just earrings and beads moving on to bracelets and neckpieces. However I was still not satisfied.
I kept searching the net for something that I would really like to try out. And then I came across some wire wrapping images and they really fascinated me! I kept wondering how they were made and kept searching and finally I came across Nicole Hanna. Nicole Hanna Jewelry

OMG!! I just went crazy when I saw her work. It was just amazing and I started following her work and free tutorials (I am so bad at following instructions that I always land up nowhere near the finished product in the tutorial).

So I ordered my wires online from Over The Rainbow and couldn't wait for them to arrive. I also ordered some gemstones since I was already making gemstone bracelets. I made my first wire wrapping pendant  in December last year but didn't have the guts to try out Nicole Hanna's work as it seemed so difficult. So I decided to try out Oxana Crafts tutorial which was just perfect for  a beginner like me. (I love trying out new things and that too with so much confidence that my girls always make fun of me. But that's just thee way I am!!) My first ever wire warp copper pendant using a Crazy Lace Agate Bead. I loved the way it turned out .What do you think about my first try?




























Then I realized how easy it is to follow her tutorial. It was very simple and easy to understand though as usual I couldn't follow all the way but still very happy how it turned out.































I caught hold of my elder daughter Diya(who loves photography but dislikes clicking my photos so I need to bribe her at times..lol) and take some pictures.

This is how my journey into wire wrapping started and I have become a BIG fan of Nicole Hanna. Not only do I love her work but for the amazing person that she is(we have the FB Live chats). She is so full of positivity and creativity!!What an inspiration she is to others and at the same time I love her sense of humour.

Then I become a wire wrapping addict...I try out more tutorials from the net and some slowly try to create some on my own.

I have friends ordering for them and sure feel happy that they find homes where handmade creations are valued more and these are all created with so much passion and love.

Here are a few of them. The orange ceramic is from  Kelly Jones tutorial.

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I used a Kelly Jones Tutorial (with some changes) for this orange ceramic donut copper wire wrapped pendant.

























to view my creations just click on the links below.
Facebook : ARTantana Handmade
Instagram : ARTantana
Incase you have any queries or would like to order any of my creations please feel free to drop me a message artantana@yahoo.com

Hoping to start a website soon. Thank you so much for stopping by. Cheers!!
Wish you all a lovely day ahead!

Hugs,
Shantana

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11 comments:

  1. Very pretty, I like them! Thanks so much for linking up at the #WednesdayAIMLinkParty 44.

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  2. Visiting again to say thanks so much for linking up at the #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 4. Shared.

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  3. Such beautiful, vibrant colors! Love your jewelry!

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  4. Such beautiful pendents. You are very creative. Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at The Weekend Blog Hop.

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  5. Beautiful pendants! Love the wire wrapping! Thanks for linking up with us at the #WednesdayAIMLinkParty 44. Shared

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  6. Thanks for sharing your post with us at Creatively Crafty Link Party. I love wire wrapping but I don't get to do it that often. It takes a real talent, yours are beautiful.

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  7. These are works of art. I love them all!
    Happy Fall,
    Kippi

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  8. Lovely jewelry and so colorful. Visiting you from #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty4 where I shared "Improve Health Spend Quality Time in Nature." Good luck with your new business and you're right about happiness.

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  9. Thanks for sharing your post with us. Excellent wrapped loops!!! best earrings online india! Very pretty, I like them! Thanks so much for linking up.

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