RingALingALing Earrings – Wire Working Techniques

 

[How to show off these beautiful iridescent colored Czech pearls by John Bead Corporation? Well, if there are three sizes, use ‘em all! This simple wire-wrangled design is so easy to accomplish with this key finding, the Trinfinity link! It takes care of orientation, spacing and connection all in one fell swoop! It may be little, but it is fierce on utility and cuteness! Use it alone or to harbor graduated hoops! Adorbs!]

The Pattern Instructions and PDF are here. RingALing Instructions and Pattern

Aluminum Wire is easy to see here.

Czech iridescent glass pearls are here.

About Brenda
Brenda is an artist, inventor, author, teacher, and coach, in whatever order that suits your need of her! Found objects and steel wire are her palette, which to her, pair like fine wines and lusciously delectable dinners.
You may know her from her weekly Facebook Live Broadcasts:
https://www.facebook.com/BrendaSchwederJewelry

She has written several books and has over 150+ published articles for the jewelry making world. She has also recorded workshop DVDs and other longer online classes.
Her name is synonymous with the Now That’s a[Brand]! of wire jewelry making tools.
Based in Southern Arizona, she works from her Sahuarita Casita, an adobe brick studio in the mountainous desert region close to the Mexican border.
Subscribe to her blog for regular updates.
Her YouTube page is here.
Her Facebook page is here.
Her Instagram page is here.

Add A Clasp or Not Cuff Tutorial – Wire Working Techniques

 

[The third in my Bring It On!!: A Month of Challenging Elements Made SuperCool designs is AddAClaspOrNot Cuff! And the challenge element? The Leopard Head Clasp! Gosh! What a beautiful finding! I learned so much designing this cuff and the solution ended up being a new KISS Principal: Keep It (the design solution) Simple and Stiff! LOL! (We’ll keep it kind and leave the name-calling from the original version behind!) Good thing we’ve got the Live Broadcast to share more about the design and engineering process that made this challenge so, well, challenging!]

The Pattern Instructions and PDF are here.  AddAClaspornot Cuff 

Aluminum Wire is easy to see here.

About Brenda
Brenda is an artist, inventor, author, teacher, and coach, in whatever order that suits your need of her! Found objects and steel wire are her palette, which to her, pair like fine wines and lusciously delectable dinners.
You may know her from her weekly Facebook Live Broadcasts:
https://www.facebook.com/BrendaSchwederJewelry

She has written several books and has over 150+ published articles for the jewelry making world. She has also recorded workshop DVDs and other longer online classes.
Her name is synonymous with the Now That’s a[Brand]! of wire jewelry making tools.
Based in Southern Arizona, she works from her Sahuarita Casita, an adobe brick studio in the mountainous desert region close to the Mexican border.
Subscribe to her blog for regular updates.
Her YouTube page is here.
Her Facebook page is here.
Her Instagram page is here.

Starbright MovinNShakin Hoop Earring and Pendant Collection – Wire Working Techniques

Here’s the second of my Bring It On!!: A Month of Challenging Elements Made SuperCool designs! This one’s called StarBright, the first of the MovinNShakin hoop earring and pendant collection—and the happiest motif shapes perfect for sidling into summer. Each works perfectly with John Bead Fiber Craft (aka pony) Beads due to their size and larger holes. Don’t they just make you smile wide open?!

The Pattern Instructions and PDF are here.  MovinNShakin

 

John Bead Fiber Craft Beads can be seen here.

Aluminum Wire is easy to see here.

About Brenda
Brenda is an artist, inventor, author, teacher, and coach, in whatever order that suits your need of her! Found objects and steel wire are her palette, which to her, pair like fine wines and lusciously delectable dinners.
You may know her from her weekly Facebook Live Broadcasts:
https://www.facebook.com/BrendaSchwederJewelry

She has written several books and has over 150+ published articles for the jewelry making world. She has also recorded workshop DVDs and other longer online classes.
Her name is synonymous with the Now That’s a[Brand]! of wire jewelry making tools.
Based in Southern Arizona, she works from her Sahuarita Casita, an adobe brick studio in the mountainous desert region close to the Mexican border.
Subscribe to her blog for regular updates.
Her YouTube page is here.
Her Facebook page is here.
Her Instagram page is here.

Diamante Rhinestone Mesh Netting Treasure Trap – Wire Working Techniques

Well, it’s Bring It On!! Month where I asked John Bead marketing-savant, Carmi Cimicata, to challenge me to work my magic with a few of their outlier SKU’s. This week, I chose to work with this Diamante Rhinestone Mesh Netting and the first thing I thought of was to—yep, you got it!—create a capture pendant over a simple 3D wire frame. Serve it up empty or load-in a memento you’d like to keep close!

The Pattern Instructions and PDF are here.

About Brenda
Brenda is an artist, inventor, author, teacher, and coach, in whatever order that suits your need of her! Found objects and steel wire are her palette, which to her, pair like fine wines and lusciously delectable dinners.
You may know her from her weekly Facebook Live Broadcasts:
https://www.facebook.com/BrendaSchwederJewelry

She has written several books and has over 150+ published articles for the jewelry making world. She has also recorded workshop DVDs and other longer online classes.
Her name is synonymous with the Now That’s a[Brand]! of wire jewelry making tools.
Based in Southern Arizona, she works from her Sahuarita Casita, an adobe brick studio in the mountainous desert region close to the Mexican border.
Subscribe to her blog for regular updates.
Her YouTube page is here.
Her Facebook page is here.
Her Instagram page is here.

Love and Above Dove – Wire Working Techniques

Create your own Schiaparelli-esque symbol-of-peace brooch/pendant with my bead-netted interpretation of the most talked about accessory worn by any performer at a Presidential Inauguration! [You know I’m talkin’ Lady Gaga, right?] I designed a Now That’s a Hammer! repoussé-style rendition originally, but couldn’t resist creating this beaded style when I spotted John Bead’s Opaque Iris Rondelles in gold and silver! Their faceting is perfect for this hammered and textured look for the non-metalsmith jewelry maker! Make one or more and spread love and peace throughout the land!

 

The Pattern Instructions and PDF are here.

About Brenda
Brenda is an artist, inventor, author, teacher, and coach, in whatever order that suits your need of her! Found objects and steel wire are her palette, which to her, pair like fine wines and lusciously delectable dinners.
You may know her from her weekly Facebook Live Broadcasts:
https://www.facebook.com/BrendaSchwederJewelry

She has written several books and has over 150+ published articles for the jewelry making world. She has also recorded workshop DVDs and other longer online classes.
Her name is synonymous with the Now That’s a[Brand]! of wire jewelry making tools.
Based in Southern Arizona, she works from her Sahuarita Casita, an adobe brick studio in the mountainous desert region close to the Mexican border.
Subscribe to her blog for regular updates.
Her YouTube page is here.
Her Facebook page is here.
Her Instagram page is here.

So Many Chandel Earrings Tutorial – Wire Working Techniques

You may as well call me OptionsRUs, ‘cause I’ve done it again! This chandelier earring pattern is a refresh of a Now That’s a Jig! pattern template with three elements and three options to wrangle those three. So, you may think, “Yay!” 27 different styles!” But (sorry!) you’d be wrong—in a good way!

Think of using these lovelies upside-down or sideways too; and that doesn’t even count your wire color and/or embellishment choices. For this go-round (and so we don’t blow your mind too, too much), we’ll limit the metal to Aluminum, the gauge to 18; and the colors to Green Apple and Fuchsia. And, since it’s Pearl Month here at Brenda Schweder Jewelry, we’ll accent with these lovely John Bead Czech Glass Pearls in 8mm. How ‘bout that for a Pearl Grand Finale!?

 

The Pattern Instructions and PDF are here.

About Brenda
Brenda is an artist, inventor, author, teacher, and coach, in whatever order that suits your need of her! Found objects and steel wire are her palette, which to her, pair like fine wines and lusciously delectable dinners.
You may know her from her weekly Facebook Live Broadcasts:
https://www.facebook.com/BrendaSchwederJewelry

She has written several books and has over 150+ published articles for the jewelry making world. She has also recorded workshop DVDs and other longer online classes.
Her name is synonymous with the Now That’s a[Brand]! of wire jewelry making tools.
Based in Southern Arizona, she works from her Sahuarita Casita, an adobe brick studio in the mountainous desert region close to the Mexican border.
Subscribe to her blog for regular updates.
Her YouTube page is here.
Her Facebook page is here.
Her Instagram page is here.

GitcheGumee Graduated Pearl Necklace – Wire Working Techniques

Whatdoyamean, GitcheGumee?! LOL!
This design is a refresh of a Nealay Patel original design for Now That’s a Jig! titled GitcheGumee Necklace where Nealay put me in charge of the naming! The shapes reminded me of arrowheads and summer-camp [at least what my lack of experience understands summer-camp to mean not having gone myself]. This is a fun refresh ‘cause as Nealay designed with paracord for a fun and sporty look, you can not only embellish the triangular elements with any bead 10mm and above, but string the Slides onto thick cording, rubber, leather, fiber/hemp or (for a super-fun and summery vibe) a silk neck-scarf, separating the elements with coordinating beads or knots into a totally-you design! – Brenda Schweder

The Pattern Instructions and PDF are here: GitcheGoomie Project

Instructions and pattern

About Brenda
Brenda is an artist, inventor, author, teacher, and coach, in whatever order that suits your need of her! Found objects and steel wire are her palette, which to her, pair like fine wines and lusciously delectable dinners.
You may know her from her weekly Facebook Live Broadcasts:
https://www.facebook.com/BrendaSchwederJewelry

She has written several books and has over 150+ published articles for the jewelry making world. She has also recorded workshop DVDs and other longer online classes.
Her name is synonymous with the Now That’s a[Brand]! of wire jewelry making tools.
Based in Southern Arizona, she works from her Sahuarita Casita, an adobe brick studio in the mountainous desert region close to the Mexican border.
Subscribe to her blog for regular updates.
Her YouTube page is here.
Her Facebook page is here.
Her Instagram page is here.

Octohug Potato Pearl Necklace – Wire Working Techniques

The Pattern Instructions and PDF are here:  Octohug instructions and Pattern


About Brenda
Brenda is an artist, inventor, author, teacher, and coach, in whatever order that suits your need of her! Found objects and steel wire are her palette, which to her, pair like fine wines and lusciously delectable dinners.
You may know her from her weekly Facebook Live Broadcasts:
https://www.facebook.com/BrendaSchwederJewelry

She has written several books and has over 150+ published articles for the jewelry making world. She has also recorded workshop DVDs and other longer online classes.
Her name is synonymous with the Now That’s a[Brand]! of wire jewelry making tools.
Based in Southern Arizona, she works from her Sahuarita Casita, an adobe brick studio in the mountainous desert region close to the Mexican border.
Subscribe to her blog for regular updates.
Her YouTube page is here.
Her Facebook page is here.
Her Instagram page is here.