Tuesday, 1 March 2011
The WireWorkers Guild
*D E S I G N E R*
C H A L L E N G E
Thank you to everyone who has taken part
in the first WWGuild challenge for 2011!
The entries are beautiful, diverse and extremely
original! You ALL need to pat yourselves on the
back - it's just wonderful to see all this budding
talent and I'm so pleased to able to showcase your
work to hopefully inspire others to pick up their
pliers ... ready for another Challenge later on in
The pieces are published in alphabetical order of the
designer's first name - this is not a competition,
just a personal mission to create a piece with a theme.
So, sit back and enjoy the talent
and individual creativeness of all
those who took part ...
Ali is a past Featured Artist - you may remember
seeing her talent and very original jewellery
on 6th February blog.
Her entry for the Challenge is predominantly created out
of 0.9mm green coloured wire with 3 fabric flowers and a
sprinkling of budding beads ...
This pod of Spring is Annaliese's first ever attempt at
a wire weave pendant. She has used copper wire to
frame a gorgeous Chinese green jade coin bead.
You can find more information on Annaliese's work
A beautiful asymetric necklace design
packed with references to Spring, in its
colour and use use of shapes and findings.
Above, is a closer look at Debbie's work and you can see
more, by linking onto:
Emma's gorgeous bracelet began as a necklace design but
turned into a sumptuous charm bracelet when she realised
she needed more beads. She's used a combination of
Springtime colours to match her favourite Spring flowers, there
are also little silver melon beads next to the 'flower' beads
to add the essence of budding leaves.
Those little silver
buds are more
obvious in this
that she sent me.
June has introduced a warmth of colour with her very
unique bangle and ring design. Her inspiration is derived
from tulips and hyacinth flowers breaking through the
early frosts. The bracelet and ring were created from
Polymer Clay and are in one piece, embellished and wire-
wrapped with coloured wire and bud-like faceted beads.
June says, she finally added some ribbon, for a touch of
softness and variety of texture.
You can see more of June's work at"
All the way from Southern California, Linda has submitted
this elegant pendant design - an Obsidian wrapped in
silver wire. When she told me it was the first time she
had ever attempted a wire wrap like this, I was amazed!
Keep up the wonderful work, Linda!
This dramatically stunning Necklace and Earring set was
accidentally created by coiling a piece of wire and before
Lynda knew it, she found she had formed a double 'S'
shaped coil ... and the rest is history! Considering this
was her first wirework creation ever ... we're incredibly
Sally (aka: Sky Pixie) has submitted a visually
stunning necklace which was inspired by a Weeping
Crab Apple Tree that she planted a couple of year's
ago in her garden, in memory of her little Jack Russell
dog, Britt, who had passed away. She says the tree is
in bud now and when it flowers it has lovely dusky
pink blossom which she has portrayed in the pearlised
beads with copper wire for the twisting branches.
Sally says it really
does bring back
memories of her
perky little dog,
Britt, who could
hence the choice
of Crab Apple
Here's a great close up of the stunning twist and linking
system that Sally has used.
To see more of her work, go to:
This very original brooch design has such a Japanese
flavour. Susan says that her inspiration was the blossom
on the trees. She has used 0.4mm green enamelled wire
with white seed beads - which she recycled from a necklace
purchased at a Boot Fair last year! It's a wonderful example
of creating something beautiful, for next to nothing!
Here's another example of a stunning brooch (this time,
a Shawl Pin), which is full of symbolism and creativity.
Susie has entitled her piece: CORNUCOPIA OF SPRING.
She was inspired by memories of violets hidden in the Spring
hedgerows and liked the idea of a 'Horn of Plenty' filled with
sweet smelling violets as a promise of the seasons to come ...
Susie says, the Amethyst stone chips represent the 'flowers'
(amethyst being the gemstone for Spring), whilst the green
garnets symbolise 'leaves', which are hiding the flowers below
them. The 3 wire heart shaped 'leaves' amongst the amethyst
'flowers' are representative of the wild violet's leaf shape.
Tonya who has recently discovered wirework has given
us complete originality in creating a card, with the theme.
This would bring a beaming smile to anyone receiving it!
Wendy who will be a future Featured Artist (so look out
for more of her stunning coiled wire art! coming up ...)
couldn't choose which of her 3 pieces to enter ... so, submitted
all three with each containing the essence of SPRING in the
The wonderful silver-plate coil bracelet (above) has got
a very unique focal feature twist clasp, unique to Wendy.
This stunning pendant and earrings set designed by
Wendy, is created with coloured enamel wires and
More superbly artistic coiling by Wendy, in this
freshwater pearl set pendant and earrings.
Take a look at Wendy's website on:
THANK YOU ALL AGAIN FOR SHARING
YOUR STUNNING CREATIONS WITH
THE REST OF THE GUILD MEMBERS!