Crafting New Year’s Resolutions

(I am very aware that New Year’s was quite a while ago, but Chinese New Year wasn’t so long ago so maybe I can use that as an excuse for this post?!)

A couple of years ago I saw a blog post (I can’t remember where unfortunately) where someone was saying that each year they make a resolution to learn a new craft. I thought this was such a good idea that last year I made my first craft resolution – to learn copperplate calligraphy. I bought a nib and penholder, and a book on how to write copperplate calligraphy… and that’s as far as it went. Oops.

So this year I have made another craft resolution, and I hope to actually stick to it! My resolution is to learn how to make wirework jewellery. I have an idea in my mind of a jewellery collection that I want to make but I don’t actually know how to make it yet!

I hope that by sharing my resolution with you all that it will force me to actually stick by it and learn. If I don’t post updates on my wirework practice every few months you have my permission to write rude comments telling me to get on with it ;)

There are so many great wirework jewellers out there, I am spoiled for inspiration! I don’t know how close I’ll get to achieving their level of skill but it does give me something to aim for!

Here are a few of my favourites:

de Cor’s (being able to make these earrings is one of my goals with this wirework resolution – they’re so beautiful!)

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Lena Sinelnik Art

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Nicole Hanna Jewelry

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Gailavira Jewelry

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I also made a treasury featuring more great wirework designs!

wirework treasury

Do you have a craft resolution this year? If not, why not make one? It’s always great to learn new things! Let me know what you learn this year!

Thanks for reading!

Rachel

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