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New Video Tutorial: Woven Adjustable Wire Wrapped Ring

And… yep, you guessed it. More swirls. 🙂

This is a design I’ve been playing with for several years. In the video I teach a very basic version of it, but at the end there are some photos of other rings I have made using this base design as a starting point to give you some more inspiration. Hope you enjoy it.

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Polymer Clay Time Lapse Video: “Silver Tongued Devil” Alien Face Sculpture

This one isn’t exactly a tutorial. Just a time lapse video. I decided film a few videos while I try to get the lighting set up just right. I’m also trying to learn to shoot using manual settings instead of leaving it on auto. And, on top of all of that, I’m trying to teach myself how to work in smaller, more restricted areas on my work surface in order to stay in frame when I’m doing videos. This is one of the videos I shot while doing this. It’s not the greatest quality video. The original video was too dark, and ooops… I started singing along with the radio (please remind me to never do that again!). I did brighten the video up a little while editing, but it still isn’t perfect. But if you’re interested in sculpting alien or monster faces out of polymer clay, hopefully this helps you a little. 🙂

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New Video Tutorial: Woven Swirls Wire Wrapped Ear Cuff

This has been one of my favorite ear cuff designs for a very long time, so I decided to do a video for it. In this lesson I’m showing only the basic design, but there are lots of ways to change it up a bit and make it your own. Just use your imagination and have fun with it. 🙂

Supplies:
5′ (1.5m) 28 gauge (.3mm) Dead Soft Round Wire
15″ (37.5cm) 20 gauge (.8mm) Round Wire
4.5″ (11.25cm) 24 gauge (.51mm) Round Wire
1 charm or small top drilled bead

Tools:
Wire Cutters
Round Nose Pliers
Large Bail Making Pliers
Needle Nose Pliers
Ruler
Paper and Pen or Pencil

If you’d prefer to watch this lesson on youtube, you can click through on the video, or just click here.

To see more of my videos, check out my youtube channel, Gailavira Jewelry. While you’re there, don’t forget to subscribe!

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New Video Tutorial: Swirly Wire Heart Pendant

It’s finally ready. This is the longest video I’ve ever done, and I probably will never do one this long again (it’s almost 2 hours long).

Not the greatest video quality. My recording set up is still a work in progress.

I’m also trying to work on getting more comfortable speaking on videos. So if I sound a little flaky at times, that’s why. I’ve never been good at talking for more than a few seconds at a time. Hopefully you guys can ignore all that stuff for now. 🙂

The four heart necklaces shown at the end of this video are currently available at ShutUpAndCuffMe.com

Find handmade polymer clay heart cabochons, and other jewelry supplies at WireAndBeadSupplies.com

And don’t forget about the Fall Sale! All jewelry, supplies and tutorials are 10-20% off at all of my web-sites and Etsy shops.

Supplies:
51″ (1.30m) 20g (0.8mm) dead soft round wire
16.5′ (4.9m) 28g (0.3mm) dead soft round wire
1 Flat backed heart cabochon (the one used in this video is
approximately 35mm wide and 31mm long)

Tools:
Wire flush cutters
Round nose pliers
4mm or 6mm mandrel or bail making pliers
Needle tool or small awl (a thick sewing needle may work)
Nylon jaw flat nose pliers (optional)