Posts by Gayle Bird

Gayle Bird
I'm a self-representing Cape Breton wire artist with fifteen years of experience writing clear instructions for online, adult learners. I love curriculum development almost as much as I love making jewellery! The two are combining beautifully with my online tutorials. Through all the art forms I've explored - painting, digital art, clay sculpting, web design, paper art, calligraphy and more - my love of colour has guided me to new discoveries. Now, over a decade of self-teaching has produced my distinctive, spontaneous style of wire-sculpted art jewellery. My pieces weave non-tarnish wire around a wide range of stimulating materials. The warmth of semi-precious gemstones, the unlimited, variegated colours of firepolished glass, the rustic textures of reclaimed metal, and the fascinating history of beach glass all lend their own character to each one-of-a-kind creation. In my steampunk-inspired line, the patina of vintage, salvaged materials contrasts sharply with the bright & modern designs in the surrounding wire. I love to create and I love to teach and share with others. I hope I can help you find a new technique or pattern you'll love!
How to Make Earrings

Jewelry Blog

How to Make Earrings: A Handy Beginner’s Guide

If you're a beginner jewelry maker ready to tackle earrings and are wondering where to start, you've come to the right place! We've curated a list of beginner-friendly tutorials, plus some helpful tips that will get you well on your way. The best part is, most of these projects can be completed in less than an hour!

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