Tuesday, November 18, 2008

How to Make Simple Wire Wrapped Jewelry

This is a great demonstration of a simple wire wrapped jewelry introduction!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Harmony Scott's Wire Wrapped Jewelry

A beautiful piece of jewelry is the best complement for any outfit. Wire jewelry provides an especially outstanding and unique accent for the well dressed woman. For over 4000 years, handmade jewelry, and particularly wire wrapped jewelry, have been adorning the well-dressed peoples of the world. Jewelry designer Harmony Scott brings a fresh new look to wire jewelry. She is now making her exquisite wearable art available online.

In Harmony's hands, wire wrapping is a very versatile art form. Her style incorporates elements of both wire wrapping and wire sculpting. Her sense of design is flowing and elegant. She creates wire wrapped pendants, rings, earrings, and wire bracelets and neckrings. Sue creates wire jewelry in sterling silver, Argentium sterling silver (non tarnish), gold filled, and rose gold filled wire. Beginning this year, Harmony is also offering wire jewelry in solid 18k wire. Her wire wrapped jewelry pieces include faceted gemstones, natural stone cabochons, shells and pearls, and dichroic glass. Many of her handcrafted pendants are unique, one of a kind artworks that are signed by the artist.

Harmony guarantees your satisfaction. If you are not satisfied in any regard with your wire wrapped jewelry, she will replace the item or refund the full purchase price of your wire jewelry item, minus shipping costs. Wholesale inquiries are welcome. See the contact information page for further information.

Contact Harmony: info@harmonyscott.com or call (970) 920-2582

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Making Wire Wrapped Jewelry

Wire Wrapped jewelry is one of the oldest forms of Jewelry. Many people don't know how to make wire wrapped jewelry because; many of the tutorials found online are incomplete. There are various techniques on how to wire wrap Jewelry. Wire wrapping requires jewelry wire as well as "findings" that are similar to wire to make the components. These wire components are then later connected to each other using various mechanical techniques, solder or heating the wire is not required. In most cases the wire is bent into a loop or a beautiful shape.

Forms of wire wrapped jewelry have been found dating thousands of years BC. Many of these early forms of jewelry can be seen in the British Museum, and date back to the Sumerian Dynasty, which was discovered in the cemetery of Ur, those early forms of wire wrapped jewelry are made from spiraled wire components, that date back to around 2000 BC. Making wire wrapped jewelry was a prized art in ancient Rome, This can be seen from ancient samples of wire wrapped loops that were discovered from ancient Roman sites. The ancient Roman jewelry dates back around 2000 years. This ancient technique didn't require soldering, since most of the jewelry was made at home using simple equipment. Soldering was only developed a few hundred years later, but even then wire wrapping was considered to be more cost effective and quick.

Making wire wrap jewelry only requires a few but mandatory tools. A good pair of flush cutters as well as nose pliers would be required to cut and bend the various thicknesses of wires that you use. A flush pliers is important as it leaves the cut off end of the wire flush, while at the same time keeping the other end of the wire pointed and sharp. Round nose pliers are important as they are good for making loops with. Their flat smooth jaws make holding and gripping wire easy.

The ancient art of making wire wrap jewelry is back in fashion. Knowing how to make your own wire wrap jewelry is a great way to unleash your creative abilities.

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Thursday, November 6, 2008

The Handmade Jewelry Business

Your Wholesale Handmade Jewelry Business has taken off and you are so busy you can't sleep at night always thinking of all the things you have to do tomorrow. You're "To-Do List" never gets any shorter. You are a "One-Man-Show" so to say; sales, marketing, packing, shipping, invoicing, accounting, designing and production. There are not enough hours in the day; something has to give but what can you do? You are working every day - morning till night with blinders on, catching a couple hours sleep and doing it all again, over and over. The days all blend together, another month is gone; how did that happen? All work and no play makes for a much stressed out family life, if there is any room at all for your family and friends. Success is a tightrope and when it feels like the rope is going to break something has to change and quickly.

You have to decide what want to do most, what makes you happy. Do you like dealing with customers or do you enjoy creating Handmade Jewelry? I personally have always enjoyed the creating side of the coin, the other side of the coin has lost its' shine.

Finding Handmade Jewelry Distributors reduces the amount of time you have to deal with customers, sales, marketing, packing, shipping, invoicing, collection and accounting. The one-man-show gets some back-up singers!

Now there is enough time to focus on designs, new items and production. Getting back to doing what you enjoy will give you new energy and enthusiasm for your business and all other aspects of your life. Everyone needs time away from work, honestly even if its just a coffee break; refreshing your mind and soul traveling or spending quality time with family and friends only increase your productivity and creativity.

Sometimes a successful jewelry business just sneaks up on you overwhelming your life. It took years to realize that one person cannot be responsible for everything. In any type of business you must delegate the work so that the business is working for you. Choose what you like to do and outsource what don't enjoy. Life is a balance; work should not overshadow all other areas.

After all, isn't that why you are in business for yourself?