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Summer Sale in 3 of my Etsy shops!

30% off all items at Gailavira Jewelry
10% off all items at Shut Up and Cuff Me
10% off all items at My Etsy Tutorial Shop

If your looking for wire jewelry tutorials, you can combine that 10% discount with my Create Your Own Bundle offer and get an extra 30% off when you buy 5 or more tutorials!

Use the coupon code 30off5 to get the extra 30% off (if that code does not work for you, try 30off52)



Spring Sale at Gailavira Jewelry.

35% off all items at Gailavira Jewelry
10% off all items at Shut Up and Cuff Me
10% off all items at My Etsy Tutorial Shop

And don't forget the Going out of Business Sale at GoddessReturn!
60% off all items at GoddessReturn.com
For the last couple years things have been so crazy around here that I haven't had much time to just play with wire and see what I come up with. I've been so busy running my ear cuff shop, along with another side project, that my main jewelry shop and my tutorial shop have fallen by the wayside. Now that I have decided to close the other "side project" shop, I have more time to play. This week, my play time led me to making rings.




Yep, I know. Prong rings have been done before. Just, not by me. I figured it was time I decided to play around with them. Even if I never make another one, it's probably a good skill to have. The uniquely curved prongs on this one, though I love them, were a total accident. I measured the wires and cut them so that the prongs would be just at the top edge of the stone. Just enough to hold it in. Then I decided I wanted to hammer them. I forgot to take the amount of "spread" hammering would cause into account. So I ended up with prongs that were much too long. Instead of cutting and filing them again, and risk measuring wrong, I decided to curve them. It's not what I was originally intending to do, but it does give the ring a unique look.




Once I got the basic prong setting down (sort of) the next logical thing was to add some more woven wire. Let's face it. It's what I do. I weave with wire. I'm not really sure I know how to do much else. ;) And, since I didn't want to leave the tips just plain, I made spirals out of the prongs.




And then, of course, once you start weaving, you have to add beads, right? Out of all the rings I made using the basic prong setting as the starting point, I think this one is my favorite.




And, since I can't do prongs all the time, I had to make one with a whole lot of woven wire around the stone. You know, just because.

All of these rings are available for purchase at www.GailaviraJewelry.com.

Oh, and you know that little side project I mentioned earlier that's going out of business? There is still a handful of pieces left. All items have been marked down to 60% off the original price. Go to www.GoddessReturn.com to check it out!

60% off all regular prices!

at GoddessReturn.com



The "Going Out of Business" sale at www.GoddessReturn.com is now at 60% off! No coupon code needed. Once the listings expire I won't be renewing them. This is your last chance to get these items with such a great discount.

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moulinrougegirl77 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016
happy birthday
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Seraphestus Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!
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daeien Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2016
Happy Birthday! :D (Big Grin) Party Have your cake and eat it too Party :D (Big Grin)
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farahin001 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy B-Day to you.Huggle! Heart 
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Jackiloid Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful stuff!
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JamieLea33 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!  I am new to metal wrapped jewelry but have been hoping to learn.  I find your work inspirational.  You are amazing!  
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pinkythepink Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Your new username will take some getting used to :lol: but I hope its the change you want! :D
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moulinrougegirl77 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015
happy birthday
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MasterMarquez Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
fabulous gallery
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LadyoftheApocalypse Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You have a really lovely gallery!
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