Welcome to JC Heart Designs – wired gems in Christ.
- Reinforced by wire for strength
- Bound with wire
- Connected (to a network)
- Highly prized/loved person
Each and every one of us is a precious gem in God’s eyes, and we’re connected through Him, with Him, and in Him.
Passion for Wire
Wire has no limits. Wire can be used to create jewelry findings, such as eye pins, head pins, links, chain, jump rings, connectors, beads, rivets, bezels, ear wires, clasps, and so much more!
When I first started making rosaries, I ran out of eye pins. These little guys are what’s used to connect the beads together. It never dawned on me until that moment that eye pins are just wire with a loop on one end. Huh, what do you know?
I began exploring other common jewelry findings, and looking at them a whole new way. How can I make these?
Of course, some elements are easier to create than others. For instance, French hook ear wires are easier to create than kidney ear wires. Eye pins are definitely easier than head pins.
Plus, wire comes in a variety of metals, gauges, shapes, and tempers.
Image above is a pair of herringbone weave hematite earrings, wrapped in 14K gold filled wire with French hooks.
I’ve been working with wire for years now – making my own clasps, French hook ear wires, kidney ear wires, head pins, and eye pins, links, etc.
And I’ve only begun to delve into wire weaving and braiding.
I’m self taught through books, online tutorials, and lots of practice because as the saying goes, “practice makes perfect.”
My designs are inspired by life. I have a few jewelry lines:
- In the Garden
- Feeling the Blues
- Autumn Reveries