Making bead and wire jewelry is one of my oldest passions. I still have a large bead collection with countless old treasures leftover from the times and projects long gone. I got my startup kit in Hobby Lobby and expanded since then…

  • Set of little pliers and cutters, hammer and anvil
  • Silver wires of different gauges I found 22 and 16 being most useful for me. I use the thicker wire to design the basic shapes, after I’m happy with it I hammer it slightly flat on a small anvil which hardens the wire and makes the shape more sturdy and then I use the thinner wire to wrap around the thick wire in different ways and patterns, sometimes adding beads along the process to bring out the idea.
  • Beads of all kinds and materials from glass, natural stones, semi-precious stones, pearls, metal to plastic, that I collected all over the place.
  • Jevelery findings of all kinds: jump rings, eye and head pins, bead caps, spacers, clasps…
  • Chains of different sizes shapes and colors
  • and set of plastic organizer to keep everything in order

But I also experimented with different techniques to create interesting jewelry pieces. I tried crocheting a very thin blue wire into a flowery necklace. I tried rope macrame with beads. I tried connecting beads and chains…