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WagonerWireWorks

Location

Elm Mott, TX, United States

Quick Blurb

Elegant jewelry for a night out or Steampunk just for fun. Copper, Silver, and other great materials for just the right gift

Interests

reading, cats, motorcycles, photography

Skills and Techniques

Jewelry Design, Wirework, Wire weaving, Chain Maille, working with Beads, Cabachons, and I have recently dabbled in Metal Stamping and Resin.
Cross Stitch and Embroidery.

Find me online @:

http://www.facebook.com/WagonerW…

Get to Know

I currently live in the heart of Texas with my wonderful husband. I am doing my dream job as an academic adviser for Western Governors University and I am excited that I will be able to get back to working on my second love... wirework!

I started making jewelry after a car accident in 2005 that almost took my life. I suffered from a Traumatic Brain Injury and I shattered my right elbow. While stuck at home for a year recovering I was desperately in need of something to occupy my mind and my hands! My sister suggested I try making jewelry. She is amazing with the seed beads but I found that wire was my love! Not only was it great PT for my elbow but it required a lot of concentration, memory work, and creativity which were great therapy for my mind!

There was a time of about three years that my tools and goodies sat in my parents' basement while I moved around the country. Now that I'm settled and have been encouraged by friends and family to start making jewelry again I have relocated my tools and built back up my goodies. I have been back making what I love for almost three months now and I find my skill level and tastes are still ever changing. I love pure wirework, working around beads and cabochons, and I love chainmaille! My new passion is in weaving and coiling wire along with incorporating steampunk elements. The newest skills that I am working on are with stamping and working with resin.

From time to time you will also see my completed cross stitch creations posted for sale. This is a craft that I have carried with me from elementary school and I find that it is one that completely de-stresses me.

If you ever have questions about me or my art please let me know! I have loved re-connecting with the community of jewelry artisans and would love to get to know each of you as well!

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    Working on Christmas items... the work area is not usually this messy!

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    They are not allowed in my jewelry studio but are always waiting when I come out!

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    Artistry runs in my blood. My father makes glass mosaics and the books are one he made for me! (flowers are from my hubby)

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    My wonderful husband and his Honda CBR 600rr.