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Wire Jewelry Tutorials by Gailavira Jewelry


I've featured Gailavira Jewelry before - a long, long time ago.  The talented wire artist behind that is Ohio based Donna who also produces tutorials for her Wire Jewelry Tutorials.

What I like about her designs is the simpler design aesthetic. Not everyone is fond of ornate wire weaving.  Donna also has the knack of wiring the less commonly used gemstone shapes - the crystal points, round undrilled beads and side drilled beads, ammonites - in innovative ways.  Her wire work tutorials for donut gemstones are varied and so inspiring!

Wire Jewelry Tutorials by Gailavira Jewelry


She sometimes includes inspirational examples.  For example, her Seed Bead Bezel tutorial looks different when a regular gemstone is used compared to a shell focal.

Wire Jewelry Tutorials by Gailavira Jewelry

Donna explained how she got started : " I've been making "stuff" for as long as I can remember. I began making and selling beadwork at pow wows when I was a teenager, but had to give it up when my daughter was born (she had a heart condition and could not handle the heat). After that I dabbled in computer graphics (mostly gui design) but never really did a whole lot with it.

Then one day, as I sat at my computer, bored to death, I picked up a paper clip and a pair of small pliers. A few minutes later I had made my first pair of wire earrings (which I sold as a pdf). At that point I was hooked. I needed more wire. Then I had to have beads. Then I needed more wire. Soon I had no idea what to do with everything I had made. So, that's when I found Etsy." And as they say, the rest is history!


Wire Jewelry Tutorials by Gailavira Jewelry


Wire Jewelry Tutorials by Gailavira Jewelry

Wire Jewelry Tutorials by Gailavira Jewelry

Wire Jewelry Tutorials by Gailavira Jewelry

Wire Jewelry Tutorials by Gailavira Jewelry
Seed Bead Wire Bezel Tutorial 

Wire Jewelry Tutorials by Gailavira Jewelry
Seed Bead Wire Bezel Tutorial 



Wire Jewelry Tutorials by Gailavira Jewelry

Wire Jewelry Tutorials by Gailavira Jewelry

Wire Jewelry Tutorials by Gailavira Jewelry

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3 comments:

  1. Beautiful work! Thank you for your creativity and vision. It is very inspiring!

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  2. Love the Ammonite! Donna's work is incredible. She must have a lot of patience or is perhaps a wire whisperer!

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    1. That ammonite wrap is my favorite too - just a beautiful approach to an irregular gem!

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