I had a great time catching up with my new friend Eleanore Macnish
, the fun and incredibly talented lampwork glass artist and metal jewelry designer behind Ellie Mac Beads, in Tucson last month, and while we were chatting, she showed me a super quick, super easy wire technique
for making perfectly matched sets of ear wires in mere minutes. It's so simple, as all good tips are--which left me wondering why I hadn't thought of it first!
Ellie graciously offered to share the brilliant ear wire tutorial with Jewelry Making Daily readers, as it was shared with her by her friend Judy Jaramillo. If you haven't seen this little wire tutorial yet, you're in for a treat. (And if you have seen it before, why didn't you tell me!?)
When I don't have friends like Ellie around to give me brilliant wirework advice, Step-by-Step Wire Jewelry
magazine is my go-to spot for great wire jewelry techniques and inspiration. Get a whole year's worth of great wire jewelry-making projects, stylish designs, and helpful wirework tips all in one convenient package when you pre-order the Step-by-Step Wire Jewelry 2009 collection CD
Do you have a great wire jewelry-making tip? Don't hold out on me--share it in the comments below!