Tag Archives: jewlery

Stone earrings and necklaces

16 Oct

The other day while consolidating some boxes I happened across an old rock collection I had as a child. Most of the stones were small and shiny, and instead of throwing them out I figured I could make jewelery out of them. Here are some pieces I put together.

A couple of the stones I had were this really nice glossy black:

I had two other stones, one that was arched like a bow, and another that was like half of an arrow head, so I decided to make a floating necklace out of it to complete the set with the black earrings.

Last but not least, a while back I was toying around with some small gears I found and made this steampunk style necklace:

Snake Heart Bracelet

31 Jul

A friend of mine’s nickname is “Snake Heart” (don’t ask). In an attempt to keep busy I asked her if she would like me to make her something (other than what she had also already commissioned me to do), she asked for a bracelet. I then got thinking “what would be perfect for her? Hmm…maybe I can do something with snakes…perhaps make a snake heart bracelet…” Then the idea hit me, so I got started.

I saw a picture like this and wondered if I could somehow transfer the concept into the bracelet:

Well I went down to the craft store and found some snake earrings. Two of the snakes were curled up into a hoop, the other two were straight but in a slithering pose. I broke off the hoops to get just the very top parts of the snakes. I then attached them to some wire and wrapped that wire around an even thicker wire. I was trying to stick with the who coil theme, since snakes do that stuff.

I then took these wires and wrapped them around each other further, like snakes would wrap around each other.

I next tied off the ends of the wire with a bit of copper sheet.

Glued on the copper, and then rolled it over the wires, but since it was sharp at the end I got two wooden beads to put over it. Since wood didn’t really go with the whole brass, copper, thing I had going on, I soaked them in a copper solution (along with the snakes).

Lastly I glued on the remaining two snakes and wire attached a green gem at the base.

Lastly I wrote her a little poem and stamped it with my signet stamp, it goes:

Dear Snake Heart

Here is a bracelet of sinister art

Wear it wherever you go

So all that see it shall know

That the girl with the wrist

Wrapped in serpents that hiss

Is the one with a snake for a heart

Amethyst necklace

3 Jul

So the other day a friend of mine told me she had been looking for a necklace comprising of a stone wrapped in wire, but was unable to find exactly what she wanted. She told me she liked amethyst and green, and I went to work.

I made a couple of trips to the craft store, but couldn’t find the type of amethyst I was looking for. Most of it came in the form of big, clunky, pre-machined pendants; I was looking for something a little more natural feeling. So I went on amazon and for a few bucks found these tumbled amethyst stones:

Next at the craft store I picked up some green glass crystals, some copper wire (I thought the bright copper would contrast nicely to the purple and green), and a copper chain. I carefully detached one of the green crystals from it’s grouping, and with a bit of crazy glue, started to wrap the stone in copper wire.

After about 20 minutes of fiddling and trying to hold the copper in place with the aid of tape, I had a finished necklace.

Gay necklace

11 Apr

A house mate of mine is gay and he made the comment that he was looking on line for a little necklace with the two male symbols linked, but he couldn’t find one. I sat down with a coat hanger, some pliers, a wooden dowel with a small hole, and some wire cutters, and made this in 30 mins. Afterward I spray painted it a metallic gold and attached a small ring through which he can run a chain.