Happy What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday all!  If you’re wondering why I’ve posted a photo of my work-space, then you need to go check out the weekly blog hop over at Julia’s.  It’s fun to peek at what other creative people around the world are working on.

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Today’s desk shows I’ve gotten back to working on jewelry from a Craftsy class, Wire-Wrapped Stones Crystals and Clusters. I bought this class way back in April, didn’t get around to watching it until July and am just now working on my second project.

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That’s one thing I love about Craftsy classes, once you buy it, it’s always yours.  There are no deadlines and no rush.  Aga does a great job of teaching this class, btw, and the video work and class materials are of excellent quality.  I highly recommend it.

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I made the Chandelier Earrings, where with just six inches of 20 gauge wire we make our own chandelier findings.

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This was also my first try at making my own ear wires.  Dunno why I waited so long, it’s super easy!

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And, for a change, I didn’t use craft wire, but went for it and used sterling silver filled wire and Swarovski crystals.

I hope whatever you’re doing today that you find some time to do something creative. 🙂

Happy What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday!

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27 thoughts on “WOYWW – Silver & Crystal Chandelier Earrings

  1. Those earrings are just gorgeous! How brave of you to use proper materials – silver and Swarovski crystals – wow! But you can really see they are something precious! Have a great WoYWW! Julie Ann xx #38

    1. Thanks, Julie Ann. I figured it was about time, I’ve practiced plenty. Just fear and a bit of being overly frugal kept me back, lol.

  2. Love those earrings. I’ve always liked the idea of making my own jewellery. Your desk top looks fascinating!
    Thanks for letting me snoop!
    Karen Busby no.57 x

  3. Great earrings! Great wiring too. I tried wire wrapping a bit in the past, but gave up as the wire didn’t turn the way I wanted to and it ended up all blotchy :P. I also made jewellry without these wires, just plain necklaces and bracelets, but I stopped doing that too – I just couldn’t choose which beads to use!
    Luckily I’m getting better at spending and using materials with papercrafting 🙂

    Debbie (Daqa) #53

      1. I do love trying out crafts, if my wallet and time would allow it then I’d be following different workshops each week! I’ve seriously thought about glassblowing, or making glass beads. But the starting costs are too high, and I don’t have an area where I could leave it or use it safely enough. Maybe later when we have moved from our appartment to a house!
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  4. those earrings are so very pretty I can’t believe you made those on your first go. I look forward to seeing what other things you make
    Happy WOYWW and wishing you a great week
    Ria #50

  5. Thanks for your visit. How fun to design your own jewelry. I’m afraid to look into that craft…you’ve done a lovely job with the earrings.

    Carole

  6. Oh what fun making jewelry. I bought some tools and what not several years ago and it’s been sitting in a box. Love the pretty purple color. Thanks for dropping by.. Brigita #103

  7. These are truly stunning your have created such gorgeous pieces. I don’t think you need a workshop!
    Sandra @63

  8. Your earrings are beautiful! Those are the classes to take – ones that you can access forever!!! You definitely get your monies worth.

    Did you make the steampunk birds on your sidebar? They are really cool!!!!

    Happy belated WOYWW
    Peace, Kay (19)

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