Welcome to Wirelicious Jewellery blog by Bella

Thursday, 29 September 2011

(Amendmen to blog to ) You Can Show Some Love Today


Bead and Sparkly Things Addicts

Looking at all the beautiful Designs in the Bead Soup Blog Party Challenge.
I realized just how many
B.S.T.A Addicts there must be out there.
I am sure that many of you have drooled lovingly over others Beads and Sparkles, Accessories, the list just goes on an as we all know.

So without hesitation I decided maybe foolishly why not have a List and Photos of where we can FIND these Beautiful Beads and Sparkly Bits and Pieces.

If you have ever said “ WOW” “Where Did They Get Those”

You Can Show some Love Today

Put a Photo On My Blog

Show us where you found those Beautiful Beads

Sparklys and Accessories
Don't forget to include your Blog URL

Then Watch The Love Come Back
New friends to your blog
(you might even get some free beads)

Take a look at all those Beautiful Beads, Sparklys & Accessories
See all the beautiful things out there and the Jewellery they made

A Big Thank You to Lori Anderson
Who made all this possible
The Hostess, Lori Anderson
and her partner, Manuela WutschkeLink

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Bead Soup Party Necklace, Autumn Angel 2 in 1 Necklace

A real statement 2 in 1 Autumn Fairy -- My Bead Soup party Necklace

Unfortunately I had to wait weeks and weeks for my beautiful beads fr
om Gillygembeads and then weeks and weeks when it finally got to me,none of the Gillys fault I have to add.

In my parcel, the Angel was already made that gilly sent me,I had lovely Semi precious Stone chips,the 4 flower connectors the Gold plated hearts and some tiny seed beads, you can see these on the loop of the angel.

I decided to hand wire wrap with gold wire that I had aged, I added 24K Gold plated beads and finally I loosely wrappe
d with pure Copper entwined with 24K Gold plated beads.
I hung the fairy on the heart which I aged, with a small copper Key ring attachment, so she can be removed, if you wanted to wear the necklace part on its own.

This has mixed Semi precious stone chips,again I hand wire wrapped gold wire and aged it.
Then as before I loosely wrapped Pure Copper entwined with the lovely 24K gold beads
I made a Pure copper hook and lightly hammered it and added the tiny gold plated heart,

I loved making her, The Autumn Fairy is a real statement piece and of course she can be easily removed to leave the Necklace on it's own.
I hope you like what I have made Gilly, thank you I had great fun making her.

If you want to enter the next Bead soup blog party click the button on the right of my blog.

You can come along to my new wire Wrapped jewellery making club too Create Learn Play & Earn, I run competitions,Freebies as well as lots of fun please join at this link.

Monday, 19 September 2011

Wirelicious Jewellery, Create Learn Play & Earn, Wire Wrapped Jewellery Making Club: Tutorial Part Two, Wire Wrapped Pendant

Wirelicious Jewellery, Create Learn Play & Earn, Wire Wrapped Jewellery Making Club: Tutorial Part Two, Wire Wrapped Pendant

Tutorial Part Two, Wire Wrapped Pendant

This is what your finished Wire Wrapped Bezel pendant will look like.
I have done a coiled Bail on mine, yours will be a plain wrapped bail
On this picture I have deliberately left out the Flat Spacer Bead cap at the top of the Bezel frame, this shows you the gap that will be left if you do not include it.
The Spacer Bead cap helps to make the bezel a completed Circle, making it much tidier.

You will also notice that the bead at the bottom is not quite central, this is because it is
Handmade it is not enough to ruin the design.
Always check that your bead is not too much off centre, it can sa
ve a lot of problems later on.
In case you missed the 1st part of this tutorial here is the link

Part Two
Wire Wrapping the Bezel Frame
It is always a good idea to take a piece of 20 Gauge wire and practice Wire Wrapping first.

As I have no means yet to video this , here is a link of the Lisa Niven Kelly wire wrapping tutorial, one of the best.

Top Tip,
Dont use more than 2ft of wire at a time, as it will end up getting knotted up.

Now flush cut 2ft of 28 Gauge wire, and at the shoulder of the bezel frame, this is where the 20 gauge wires meet at the central bead hole, wrap around one of the 20 gauge wires tightly 4 times to secure,carry on wrapping like this all the way around to the opposite side of the bezel frame next to the bead hole on the other side.

When you start to run out of wire, wrap the last few wraps tightly then flush cut as close to the wrapping as possible, then using your chain nose pliers press your wire around until no sharp ends are poking out.
Start again as before with your new piece of 28 gauge wire.

I tape my bezel as I go to keep it up against the bead as shown here.
On the two thinner wires coming out of the bead hole slip on a Flat Spacer Cap bead.

Now you are going to be making y
our Bail loop for the chain to go thru.

Make sure all your wires are flat against each other for the next stage.
With the rest of the 28 Gauge wire carry on wrapping as before up the four wires, when you have about 6 wraps left to go wrap a couple more times tightly, then flush cut the 28 gauge wire as close as you can to the wrapping and with your chain nose Pliers press the end around till no sharp points are left.
You should now have about 1/4 of an inch which is un wrapped.

Making the loop for the Bail.

To make a good even bail you are going to need to loop the bail shank you have just finished wrapping over something round, a thick sharpie pen or or you can use pliers as in the photo

Gently using your thumb push the wire wrapped shank over the pliers until the ends reach 3/4 of the way down at the back of the wrapped shank,then take your Chain nose pliers and grasp the unwrapped ends of the wire wrap this around the shank about 3 times as neatly as possible, trim off any ends, with your chain nose pliers flush cut any remaining wire and press them in until there are no sharp ends.
If your loop bail has become a little mishappen ,use your round nose pliers to straighten the Bail.

You have now finished your 1st Wire wrapped Bezel frame Pendant.If you have any questions please leave them in the comments section of the blog.

Post your finished Pendant on my blog and you could Win this Set of Pliers
Pendant with the most Votes Wins.
Make sure you get all your friends to vote for you.

Next Tutorial is this lovely Pendant that I been asked to do.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Are Customs loosing you Customers


In this age of Internet Shopping do you know how many customers you are loosing thru customs charges and Post Office Fees.

After paying extortionate Custom fees and on more than one occasion and a Post Office charge of £14.00, for small packets/parcels I have decided to post this to you all.

If you are posting anything to the United Kingdom, Please read this ,it will save you,
1) Money
2) Loosing Customers after their first Order.
Customers buying off you in the first place
4) Your goods being returned to you.

5) For customers the hassle that goes with the having to ring the
Sorting Office, Paying the Fee,Paying the Post Office Fee,
and Finally getting it Delivered thru a Delivery Service and having to wait in all day and they don't turn up.

I guess after all this they wont be Ordering again.
Would You ?

Of course all company's have to put a Disclaimer about your Customs Charges.
Please pass this link to others.
Thank you ,

My Disclaimer in no way am I inferring that you should not state anything but the proper contents and Value of your Packet/Package, this link is for information only.


Thursday, 1 September 2011

Bead Soup Party

Whats it all about, simple join Loris great blog and get a Bead Partner selected for you,.
Then they send you Free Beads of their style of Jewellery and you send them Beads of your style of Jewellery.
It's great for thinking outside the box in jewellery Design.
Post a photo of your made item of Jewellery to Loris blog founder of the Bead Party.
Loris site is full of fun things to do.
http://lorianderson-beadsoupblogparty.blogspot.com/ .

Don't worry if the due date has gone theirs always another Bead Party.
My Bead Partner is Gillybeangems
  Who makes lovely Jewellery and my Beads come tomorrow I'm so excited.
Oh I almost forgot don't forget to Follow my Blog for My  New Create Learn Play & Earn, Wire Wrapped Jewellery Making Club for Beginners thru to business or come along and Learn a New Hobby.
" Like" our Facebook page here
For 10% off all orders

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Tutorial for Wire Wrapped Pendant- Part One

Welcome to Create Learn Play and Earn Wirelicious Jewellery Wire Wrapped Jewellery Making blog Jewellery making should be a fun hobby and a lucrative business.
Tutorial 1 Making a Wire Wrapped Pendant & Bail
So if you have ever looked at those lovely Wire Wrapped Designs and thought how do they do that, now is your chance to learn.
You will need to practice and with that in mind, I have decide to split each Tutorial into separate parts this will leave you extra time to practise. On the photos you will see Top Tips written, Please read these First they will save you time, effort and Money.If you get stuck please leave a comment.I hope you like the First part of the Tutorial for the Wire Wrapped Pendant

In the Next blog we will be Wrapping the Frame and making the Bail.
Hope you enjoyed your start into Wire Wrapped Jewellery see you soon, hope you had an enjoyable Bank Holiday in the UK and sunshine and fun every elsewhere,

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Wirelicious Jewellery Spring & Summer: Create, Learn, Play & Earn, Wire Wrapped Jewellery

Wirelicious Jewellery Spring & Summer: Create, Learn, Play & Earn, Wire Wrapped Jewellery

Create, Learn, Play & Earn, Wire Wrapped Jewellery

Wire wrapped Jewellery is fun to make and not as complicated as it looks.
I'm sure you have seen mine and many other Wire work Jewellery designs. If you have ever thought.
*** How do they do that ***

Come Along and Join us Now
Then you will love this New Wire Wrapped Jewellery making Club.
  • You will learn from Beginner to Business or you just learn a new Hobby. Find out the tools you need, and, those you don't, and those you can use from everyday items in your home.
  • Learn all about Wire and how you can save money.

  • Lot's of tips of the trade to save money and still make Quality Wire Wrapped Jewellery.
  • Find where to source Semi Precious Stones, beads and so much more.

  • Answers to those niggling Questions.

    • We will be having Featured Artists,Tutorials, Competitions.
  • Looking forward to meeting you all,
    Wirelicious Jewellery

Monday, 8 August 2011

Rare Blue John Stone Give Away Only 9 Days Left, Will You be the Winner?

Only Nine Days to go for this great Give Away.

All you have to do to Win this Rare Stone Blue John Stone is
Follow my Blog and get as many others as you can to follow.

The person with the highest amount of followers Wins,
You can read all about the stone on my Blog.

Don't forget to leave a comment yourself and your Blog link.
Please make sure your followers state your name and their Blog link.
Good Luck,
The Winner will be announced 24th August 2011

Win a piece of Rare Blue John Stone.

Here is the Blue John Cavern showing the same Vein that the Winning piece comes from

This piece of Rare Blue John Stone can be made into a small Pendant or ring and will grow in value as the Blue John Stone depletes.
A family Heirloom to beat all others.

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Extremely Rare And Beautiful Stones Comes home with Wirelicious Jewellery

Bella was so excited.
I went on an Amazing Spending Spree, find out why below. This is One of my Thicker Pieces of Blue John Stone ready to be cut and shaped into Jewellery.

You can win a Piece of Rare Blue John Stone.
Follow my Blog and leave a comment for your chance to win.
More info on my next Blog.

Treek Cavern At Castleton, Derbyshire

This is the amazing site that greeted me in Treek Cavern,the Rare and Precious Blue John Stone.
Strangely only a small part of the stone is blue, the colours range from yellow,
brown red,orange,purple and green and mixtures of colours.

There is known to be over 14 different Veins of stone which have picked up colourful names such as Millers vein,Bull Beef,Old Dining Room and Odin vein.
Blue John Stone comes in veins roughly 3 inches thick and is extremely hard to work with due to its very soft Crystalized nature and is still worked in the first tr
aditional lapidary style.

Mining started here 250 years ago,there are Three mines but now its resources are running low.
The Treek Cliff mine is now owned by a Trust for viewing (in my opinion the best one to view) and no longer mined for Jewellery made for the public.
Speedwell Cavern still has resources found by sifting deep down in the old miners spoil heaps.
The Blue John mine where most of the stone has been made into Jewellery,Urns and bowls. Below are fine examples made from mined stone years ago.
These pieces cost an absolute fortune and are in a Stately Home.

The right hand photo is of cut slices of Blue John.

Dont forget to Follow this blog
for a chance to win the competition
Good Luck

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Wirelicious Jewellery Spring & Summer: Bling that Jewelery this Summer

Wirelicious Jewellery Spring & Summer: Bling that Jewelery this Summer

Bling that Jewelery this Summer

The radiant shades of Semi precious Stones and Swarovski crystals are on everything. Blue, yellow, orange, fuchsia, violet, sea green and bright green as well as many pastels and tempera shades are making for a colorful summer.


Everything is possible change those dull sunglasses

Make beautiful
chains, you can make these from, Swarovski Crystals,Wire work beads Seed beads or beautiful coloured beads.
Finish off with Wire work Toggles.

Rings,Rings and more Rings

Every ring imaginable gather those beads and wire
start creating your Ring bead fest, just make em big


So simple to make

Lots of ideas to get your creative juices flowing .
Have Fun

Click on the Carousel widget at top of my page to see and choose your Bling from my favorite supplier Beadaholique.co.uk

Please note:- All photos copyright Vogue Magazine, do not copy.
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Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Love your beads

Now you can select your Beautiful Semi precious  Stones, Beads,findings,books and Accessories straight from my blog, just click on the pictures below my banner, all the beads are from Beadaholique, buy  associated beads together and get them even cheaper, Fast Posting and great customer Service.
Look out for the Bead Mixes on my Blog and really grab yourself a bargain.
Don't forget to follow my Blog to learn how to make Wire wrapped Jewellery, hints and tips,Colour theory and loads more.
"Like" my Facebook Page for 10% off my Jewellery
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Saturday, 14 May 2011

The Graphics Fairy - Crafts: Giveaway - 3 Extra Pretty Notebooks/Journals

The Graphics Fairy - Crafts: Giveaway - 3 Extra Pretty Notebooks/Journals

Spring has sprung with long hot days the smell of honeysuckle and the twittering of baby birds.

So what could be a better way to remember all you have to do and see than follow this link
The Graphics Fairy has long been a favorite of mine and here is a superb and beautiful Give away.
Hurry before the deadline closes.

Tuesdays Top Bead pick

This lovely Semi Precious Bead kit will make lots of beautiful Jewellery
A steal at £13.64.
Enter the competition to win the Set of Bead smith Plus Set Mini Pliers, perfect for starting to make wire jewellery all you have to do is:-1) Follow my blog Please leave a comment describing
what Jewellery you would make with this set, out of the Beads below.

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