Twired

Twisted, Wired, and Inspired

Kirkland, Washington · 40 Sales

Twired

Twisted, Wired, and Inspired

Kirkland, Washington 40 Sales On Etsy since 2015

4.5 out of 5 stars
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Announcement   Our next in-person showing will be at Oddmall at Everett College in Washington, June 24-25. Come by and see us there!

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All of the items here are hand made from scratch, so please feel free to request a custom order if you're looking for something particular and not seeing it! Color of wire that's not shown? Dragon eye in a specific color set or pattern? Click the "Request Custom Order" button and just ask.

Announcement

Last updated on May 25, 2017

Our next in-person showing will be at Oddmall at Everett College in Washington, June 24-25. Come by and see us there!

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All of the items here are hand made from scratch, so please feel free to request a custom order if you're looking for something particular and not seeing it! Color of wire that's not shown? Dragon eye in a specific color set or pattern? Click the "Request Custom Order" button and just ask.

Rebekah Stohldrier

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Rebekah Stohldrier

Custom Spiral Viking Knit Bracelet
Custom Spiral Viking Knit Bracelet
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About

Twired - Twisted, Wired, and Inspired

What does "Twired" mean?

"Twired" is a combination of the words "twisted" and "wired": words that, happily enough, describe both me and my jewelry creations.

"Twire" also means to twist or twirl, to twinkle or sparkle, or a twisted filament. My Viking knit wire creations are certainly a new twist on an old craft, with spiraling colors twisting around the patterns of looped wires. And if you'd ever held one of my dragon's eye pendants in your hand and turned it to catch the light, you'd know exactly how brightly they twinkle and sparkle.

"T'wired" is also a combination of the words "tired" and "wired"... A slang term for that over-caffeinated sleep-deprived zombie state that an avid crafter and 8-to-5 office worker like me so frequently experiences. I've spent many an evening painting dragons' eyes and working with wire, only to look up at the clock and realize I have work in just a few hours, and I haven't eaten or slept! It's worth it, though - I have a passion for creating and two cats to feed, so I'll down the coffee and keep on going.

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  • Rebekah Stohldrier

    Owner, Creator, Designer

  • Cid

    Disgruntled Production Manager

  • Friday

    Eye Model

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Last updated on Jun 12, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

Yes, I'm happy to do custom and personalized orders, and I'll work with you to make sure you're getting exactly what you want.

Custom Viking wire knit usually takes up to 3-5 days to complete, and custom pendants take about 7 days, plus any time needed for obtaining approval from you, the buyer, and ordering any supplies not on hand if required.

For wire colors, I typically use Parawire or Zebra, so a wide variety is available and I already have a small rainbow of colors to select from.

Since pendants are hand-painted from scratch, any design is possible (keeping in mind that these are tiny and a hand can only do so much). For fine detail, I can print and transfer designs instead of hand-painting. Please respect copyrights.

Sizing details

Bracelet measurements are end-to-end when laid flat.

Measure your wrist with a flexible, soft tape measure just below the wrist bone (below the wrist bone is the area between your hand and the wrist bone). This is your actual wrist size, not your bracelet size.

Make sure to order bracelets at least 1" larger than the measured diameter of your wrist for proper fit and closure. Larger bracelets will fit more loosely and may be easier to close one-handed, so keep this in mind when ordering.

As an example: I have fairly large wrists - about 7.5" diameter, and most of the bracelets listed in my shop fit me snugly - tight enough to stay in place. I CAN wear the 8" ones, but I require help getting them closed and they fit very tightly.

Care instructions

Most of the wire I use is color-plated and tarnish-resistant.

The copper wire that I use is NOT plated, so it may tarnish over time. Copper naturally ages to a fine patina that can range from brown to bright blue to malachite green. There are plenty of methods available to remove this tarnish, though, so you can either allow it to age naturally, or keep it bright & shiny.

If your piece has a combination of copper and plated wire, I recommend against using abrasives to polish the tarnish away, since it could affect the plating on the other wire colors.

Dragon eye pendants are water resistant but are not intended to be immersed in water. If the back of the dragon's eye becomes cloudy, let it air dry and it will return to normal.

Durability

Color-plated wire can chip if damaged. For that reason, it is recommended not to hammer your jewelry, feed it to sharks, or slam it repeatedly against jagged rocks. Just take reasonable care of it (like any jewelry) and it should last you just fine. I've been very happy with the durability of the finish on the wire brands I use, so as long as it's not abused, your jewelry should keep its color nicely.

Viking wire knit is flexible and hollow, and can be flattened or squashed, so take care to protect it from being put under too much pressure. If your piece gets flattened, you can try to use a push pin to pull the loops back into place, being careful not to nick the wire plating.