Saturday, December 20, 2008

Golden Snake

I was meant to do another dragon but half way through I changed my mind and do the snake instead. Inspiration from the TV series "Millenium" logo, a snake eating its tail. Stubborn me wanted to do the head by chainmailled. It took me virtually the whole day working on how to do the head only, totally "free" weaving so it can not be reproduced. I can't remember how. I should have stick to wirework. Then again, this properly is my last chainmaille. Definitely not for me. Two tone again (you guys must be sick looking at my two tone stuffs by now) but more gold this time. 5mm Silver plated and gold plated ring with the exception of 5 large titanium rings for the head.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

"Golden Dragon" Bracelet

Chainmaille, a new frontier! It is made with 4mm silver ring, goldplated rings and goldfilled wire. A bit of a rush job and unfamiliar techniques of chainmailled.

Golden colour and Dragon are exclusively used for the Emperor only in ancient time. So I guessed my piece could be called "Golden Dragon" bracelet. It is quite small actually with the head is a bit bigger than 5 cents piece.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Wirework Rivoli pendant - Heart

Wirework Rivoli pendant - Fern

Wirework Rivoli pendant - Seed

After the test piece, I've decided to create a whole range of unique wirework rivoli pendants rather than imitating thread work rivoli pendants.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Rivoli Ring

Wirework Rivoli pendant

Another test for upcoming master piece. Created with a 18mm Rivoli, 3.8mm montees and swaro drops.

Wirework pendant

A test in techniques in preparation for a coming master piece

Glass cabochon cuff

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Rivoli Cuff 02

Another wirework rivoli cuff but this time a different approach using sliders as enhancer.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Rivoli cuff - Untitled

A first venture into making cuff. I like it very much as it representing my creativity well. Lots of curves. Did I ever mention that I love everything with curves.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

First cabochon pendant

One of many first of mine, it ultilised my technique of rivoli pendant.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Light vitrail rivoli

Nothing exciting, just another of my Wirework Rivoli.

Monday, July 28, 2008


This is a necklace using my rivoli pendant technique with a little twist. Consist of 14mm and 18 Rivoli and a "Double Vision" chain. First time making chainmaille. Note to self to use a larger ring ( I used 4mm in this case) and an easier pattern. Realised during this time that my tute for the rivoli pendant need an upgrade on how to do the casing as I had found an easier way to accomplish it. Still undecide whether I should whack it in the Swarov comp or not.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Rise of the Phoenix

My final entry for the Swarovski Competition 08.

Here is a proper photo of my piece "Rise of the Phoenix".

Phoenix is a oriental mystical creature of significant. Same level of significant compare to the Dragon. It represent the female (Yin) in comparison to the Dragon representing the male (Yang).

According to wiki search: Phoenix (mythology), a mythical bird that dies in flames and is reborn from the ashes.

My interpretation, in this case, is the Phoenix just reborn from the ashes.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Another Rivoli Pendant

My first attempt on 14mm Rivoli. Fiddly but turned out quite nice.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Wirework Rivoli 02

This pendant I made solely for the purpose of a tute for my wirework Rivoli pendant. I had increase the difficulty a little trying to match the level of detail of a threadwork rivoli pendant by doing a double layer of 4mm bicones. Very close I thought. When my next batch of rivoli get here, I will work on how to perfecting the design and sorts.

Rivoli Pendant

I am always admiring all the Rivoli pendants. As for a wireworker like me, start working with thread and seed beads probably like torturing. It took 3 hours for me just to work out how to do the frame work. Stayed up late til 1 am just to finish one of these. I just want to shout "Rivoli pendants are no longer thread work only"

Caged pearl pendant No. 2

This was made with love for my wife. A simpe setting and design but hard to achieved. I eventually worked out how to do it. Learnt heaps from the experiences.

Caged pearl pendant

This particular pendant was created as a swap for a Rivoli pendant which my wife loved. A brain storm project, it taking a shape of an old genie bottle and of course there is a genie sitting in it.

Pearl Choker

This idea had been brewing in my head for quite sometime. Eventually I obtained the right beads to do it. The frame work was a bit difficult to achieve otherwise everything else was easy enough. I would class it as intermediate level. Some people asked why I did not enter this into the Swarovski 08 Competition, well I did not think it has achieved the competition standard.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

My second ring

Of course with better knowledge about constructing ring, this piece was a breeze from start to finish. It turned out very close to my visualisation, which I am very proud. I named it "Treasure of the deep". This is a solid construction with 18g silver square wire for the arms. Nothing is loose nor wiggly. I made it with the intention that it would withstand the daily wear and tear.

My first ring

I always wanted to do ring but never get around to do one. This ring turned out totally different from what I got in mind. During the course of construction, a few problems I could not conquer. Hence the change in design. I learnt a lots from it. Its experiences will definitely have great impact to my future ring.

Angel Wings

My most favourite piece so far. I am so emotionally attached to it probably because of so many unhappy things happened during its construction. It was my escape pod during those negative time. It was my personal protective angel.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Princess Choker

A very first piece made for the Swarovski Competition 08. However, it was requested to be in the Creative Beading project.

Its tutorial can be found in the Creative Beading magazine Volume 3-6

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Wireeork Dragonfly

Here is one of my old idea that never really become a reality until now. The wings are made with 24g silver wire frame and decorated with 28g silver wire.

It is 7cm in length and made with all swarovski crystals.

Its tutorial is ready but damn I don't know how to put it on the web. So contact me if you interested in a copy.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

My first Entry in the 2008 Swarovsky competition

This particular design was my first test in wirework 3D structural jewelery. After finishing the framewaork, admitedly I was very very disapointed on how it turned out. I was so ready throwing it into the bin, luckily my wife had a lok at it and said "very nice", I was then so keen to finish it off. It had undergone 1 minor facelift and a change of focal bead from De-art to Baroque pendant.

With the completion of this necklace, I realised that anything (structural that is) is possible with wirework.
I named it : "Meadieval Princess" choker

Materials list:

- 4mm crystal AB bicones

- 4mm Golden shadow bicones

-Golden shadow baroque pendant

-Creamrose pearls round and pear-shaped

-Light rose pearls round and pear-shaped


-Goldfilled round beads

-Goldfilled wire

-Sterling Silver Wire (mostly deadsoft)