Saturday, 9 February 2013

Facebook Giveaway! Win $50 worth of jewellery!

I am excited to announce that I am hosting a give away!
As soon as I reach 100 likes on my facebook page - then I will enter all 100 names into a hat and pull out and name! If you are the lucky winner you will receive a stunning handmade pendant and some earrings! All you have to do is like my page and to get to 100 as quickly as possible, share with your friends on you timeline!
Make sure you reply within 48 hours and give me your address or I may have to choose another winner!
Free!Grechen may feature this giveaway for free so thank you!

UPDATE: This is the PRIZE! Worth over $50. Silver filled key pendant and silver filled earrings with czech crystals.

Sunday, 3 February 2013

I'm going to make a tutorial!

As the title suggests, I started to make a tutorial today!
It will be on my key pendant design. It's going to be very detailed and lot of work but I am really excited to share my work process with you!

My aim is to finish it in the next few weeks. It'll have lots and lots of photos and detailed steps so it's great for any skill level! It took me a long time to get the design how I like it. What's more I'll be including a some tips and templates so you can make it any size you want! So versatile!

I'll be listing it on Etsy for a small fee. I also plan, as a bit of a celebration, on doing a freebie tutorial for the whole world to see. How great is that? I haven't quite decided what exactly I am going to base this free tutorial on yet. I was thinking of something aimed at people quite new to wire wrapping. (Please leave and suggestions on what you'd like to see.)

Now, if you are awesome enough to invest in my tutorial I would totally LOVE to see your results because it would make me so happy! So please please, post your photos to my facebook page!

I'll be very happy for you to make and sell them too, just please don't mass produce them.

I just had to share because I am so excited even though I haven't actually done it yet! Sorry! All in good time my friends!

Chloe Louise

Saturday, 2 February 2013

Solid Copper Wire Wrapped Bracelet

 This is my latest baby! I am very proud of this one. I usually design before I make but this kind of design needed me to go with the flow so that's what I did.
I used non-tarnish solid copper wire and high quality Czech crystals. To finish it off I even made the toggle clasp. It's nice and sturdy and should last someone a lifetime, or longer!
I really want to make some similar pieces based on this style now! I enjoyed making although it was a little frustrating at times. That's when I would stop, have a break and come back to it later and good ideas would come to me.
It's for sale in my Etsy shop if you want to check it out.
I would love to hear feedback on this piece. It's a project I have spent the most time on.
Thank you for looking!
Chloe Louise

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Key Pendants

I have finally got my key pendant design how I like it! I have been working on a key pendant design for a few weeks. I couldn't find that design that was just right. I tried different things with the top of the key and how to perfect the lock bit. Excuse me, I don't know official terms for key parts... :)

This is what I have come up with.
It wanted it to be sturdy and intricate.
What do you think? This particular one has onyx and amethyst stones. I love wrapping on the little silver beads up the length of the key. I am also going to try it in solid copper soon!
You can check out my Esty shop if you like this.

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Wire Wrapped Pendants

I love to design and make these 100% unique pendants. The first one I made it still one of my favourites.
Glass teardrop and Czech glass crystals
 This is one of my first and also what kick started me into following this as my signature style. I designed this pendant on paper and then brought it to life with wire which takes me between 3-4hours. The wire I use is a special high end silver plated wire which has 30 times thicker plating that the standard set by the FTC for electroplating with precious metals. I have always been inspired by wire wrapping but I want my work to stand out as something different, this is what I came up with. There are some amazing wire artists out there and it's tough to compete! If you like any of my wire work and would like me to fashion you one of your own please contact me through - Chloe Louise Handmade Jewellery Etsy Shop.
All my pendants in this style are made-to-order and no two are ever exactly the same. You may choose the design, dimensions and colours to fit your personality before I make your very own Chloe Louise Wire Wrapped Pendant. Please enjoy my collection. Please remember the items pictured are sold. They are examples to inspire you.

4mm and 8x12mm Czech glass crystals and silver plated beads
Abstract Heart with Czech glass crystals
Green fire polished Czech glass crystals and a fresh water pearl
Symmetrical design with 3 and 4mm Czech glass crystals and glass lustre teardrop.

Non-tarnish solid copper comes with a copper chain

Small Pendant with 4mm and 8mm Czech glass crystals

Largest piece I have made - 6mm faceted glass crystals 2 1/2 inches wide.

Please look in my Etsy shop to place an order, if you do not find what you're looking for please send me a message on Etsy. I would be delighted to talk to you and hopefully figure something out together! I can also be contacted on Facebook, Twitter and via email:

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

5 things I Can't Live Without

Challenge: What 5 things can you not live without for your creations?

In my jewellery making adventures there are plenty of things I use, love and need but can I survive with just five things??

1. Wire, I need my wire! I can't create anything without it!

2. Do each set of pliers count as a different thing? Damn... I suppose I can ditch the flat nose...  Wire cutters, I could use my teeth? Not recommended. I most definitely need wire cutters.

3. Round nose pliers. How will I make my loops and spirals, they are a must.

4. Bent nose pliers are also a necessity, I really wish I didn't have to give up my flat nose pliers for you but something had to give.

5. Czech Glass Crystals -  I love crystals and my world would not be the same without them. Hold on. Do I only get one??? :O I'll allow myself a supply of them. It's not cheating. Shh!

I have had to leave out my beloved hammer and steel block and my mandrels - I can use random household objects to create circles and frames etc. Head pins and jump rings are luxury I suppose along with bead caps, fancy charms and those lovely little extras
When you think about it that's pretty much what I started off with. Well, I didn't have crystals I had my Mums beads she no longer used. I would be so frustrated if had to go back to such limited supplies.

If you have a hobby or a handmade business give it a go yourself. If you manage to create things with few tools/materials then try it with just three things. I challenge you! :)

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Magic Wire Spiders: How They Made Me a Jewelry Artist

My boyfriend and I went out for a drink in a local bar. We noticed behind the bar there were lots of wire spiders with glass beads as bodies and I loved them. We got chatting to the bar man and he showed us how to make them, with the promise that I wouldn't sell them in town. It fascinated me and when I got home I gave it a go. My first ever wire artwork was born. Well, from that moment on I was addicted. This is what sparked my interest in wire jewellery making.