gaylebird

Freeform Jewelry, Tutorials, & Components by Gayle Bird

Glace Bay, Canada · 1540 Sales

gaylebird

Freeform Jewelry, Tutorials, & Components by Gayle Bird

Glace Bay, Canada 1540 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(309)

Announcement   ***NEWS 90-Minute Video Class available at http://www.craftsy.com/ext/GayleBird_10175_F ***
***NEWS Freeform Wire Art Jewelry BOOK by Gayle Bird Designs now available! ***

Jewellery Tutorials are a perfect fit for me, which means my wire-wrapping tutorials are perfect for you. Here's why:

* I'm a self-taught wire artist, since 1998, so I know what it's like to struggle with a new technique or to work without special tools, and you'll find workarounds in my tutorials. You'll also find many of my techniques are different from the usual since nobody was teaching when I was learning and I had to invent something new every time I was solving a problem!

* My day job is to write course curriculum for online, adult learners, and I'm good at it. So you'll find my tutorials have clear, concise, accurate instructions with photos for every step - even partial steps. I know how to teach you no matter how you learn best! Plus, I make jewellery to sell - and I sell a lot of it - so many of my techniques are designed to efficiently put into production, leading to tutorial stages which you can easily follow.

* I am also a graphic designer, so you'll find a consistent, readable layout on every page, photos that draw your focus to the relevant step, and constant clues to keep your place - even if you forget to staple and the whole thing falls apart!

Look for a unique wire style, lots of color, asymmetry, irregular gemstones, inexpensive non-tarnish wire, some steampunk elements, and even some polymer clay.

You keep reading, and I'll keep looking for exciting new ways to help you make jewellery!

Announcement
Last updated on Mar 9, 2016

***NEWS 90-Minute Video Class available at http://www.craftsy.com/ext/GayleBird_10175_F ***
***NEWS Freeform Wire Art Jewelry BOOK by Gayle Bird Designs now available! ***

Jewellery Tutorials are a perfect fit for me, which means my wire-wrapping tutorials are perfect for you. Here's why:

* I'm a self-taught wire artist, since 1998, so I know what it's like to struggle with a new technique or to work without special tools, and you'll find workarounds in my tutorials. You'll also find many of my techniques are different from the usual since nobody was teaching when I was learning and I had to invent something new every time I was solving a problem!

* My day job is to write course curriculum for online, adult learners, and I'm good at it. So you'll find my tutorials have clear, concise, accurate instructions with photos for every step - even partial steps. I know how to teach you no matter how you learn best! Plus, I make jewellery to sell - and I sell a lot of it - so many of my techniques are designed to efficiently put into production, leading to tutorial stages which you can easily follow.

* I am also a graphic designer, so you'll find a consistent, readable layout on every page, photos that draw your focus to the relevant step, and constant clues to keep your place - even if you forget to staple and the whole thing falls apart!

Look for a unique wire style, lots of color, asymmetry, irregular gemstones, inexpensive non-tarnish wire, some steampunk elements, and even some polymer clay.

You keep reading, and I'll keep looking for exciting new ways to help you make jewellery!

Gayle Bird

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5 out of 5 stars
(309)
Carole Fulcher

Carole Fulcher on Jul 13, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Just downloaded my tutorial pack. I can't wait to use the tutorials to put some long awaited oomph back into my jewellery making xx

Darcy777

Darcy777 on Jun 27, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Item arrived as described. It's a gift and I haven't looked at the instructions.

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About

Colour. Change. Community.

As a child, beachcombing with family in Cape Breton, I became captivated by the natural colours and shapes surrounding me. Making jewelry became a means to transform Eastern Canada’s brilliant scenery and calm, creative lifestyle into works of art. By capturing local colour with the sinuous curves of my native coastlines, I can tell stories from my home island through tiny, wearable canvases.
The only constant to my work, besides colour, is change. I thrive on new discoveries, so every new technique I try will merge and grow into the next, delivering surprise and joy as every piece takes shape. I delight in overcoming challenges and solving problems, for I know each piece I make is made richer by the journey it takes from raw materials to final shape.
Communities of artists, both local and global, inform my work and drive my innovative spirit. It’s self-evident that I should share my work with others; breaking down my process helps not only me, but also others who can build on my techniques, combining colour and shape in newer, richer ways to take the evolution of my work forever forward. Each piece of jewelry becomes a phrase in an unfolding conversation around the world.

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