Posts tagged gold wire
DIY Wire Wrapped Gold Quartz Cuff

I have two fun jewelry DIYs for you, made from raw quartz pieces! Inspired by a few pieces of jewelry I had seen on Instagram (particularly from Anarchy Street), I decided to make a quartz cuff and quartz earrings! Both projects are pretty easy, and leave you with some pretty awesome, unique, and bold jewelry, for a pretty low cost - only ~$6 to make! I love love love how the bracelet turned out, and can't wait to wear it - it's a edgy, but feminine, and really different from any other jewelry I've seen people wearing. I think this bracelet is a pretty good day-to-evening piece; it spruces up a more casual work outfit, while still glam enough for more fancy attire. I think bracelets like these could be the start of a new trend - the statement bracelet! :) 

This project does have a bit more required supplies than most, but it's still an easy project! I was a little worried that it would be hard to locate the quartz pieces I wanted, but was successful during recent visits my local bead store and Treasure Island Flea Market - about $1 per stone. I did have to search a bit for the cuff I wanted - I got mine at Forever 21, which I think will probably have a good selection of cuffs at any time. I would also check your local bead store or online to find a plain cuff to use. You also don't need to necessarily match your wire and cuff -I saw a picture of a similar bracelet that used mixed metal tones - gold wire and a silver cuff - which actually worked really well! 

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Easy Handmade DIY Wire Rings

I am all over gold wire jewelry these days. I love how delicate they look, and they are great for layering - necklaces on necklaces, bracelets on bracelets, rings on rings! Most of the pieces I've seen are actually pretty easy to make, it just takes a bit of practice and patience. Which is why I feel pretty silly selling gold wire necklaces and bracelets on my Etsy store, but I figure there are some people out there who don't feel like making it themselves!

Anyway, while I've had a lot of practice doing cursive in wire, there's a whole world of projects using gold wire I haven't even attempted. On Pinterest and Google, I saw many gold wire rings I wanted to replicate, particularly the rings in this pin and this Etsy page. And so was born this post. Read on below to see two tutorials for two different wire rings!

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