I started working with wire after watching Jewellery Maker channel (sky 655). I started off by making a seed bead chain bracelet. At the time I hadn’t realised that the 0.4 wire I had used to make the links wasn’t really strong enough for everyday wear. I spent whole weekends using the same technique with different sizes and colours of beads and ended up with dozens of unique necklaces.
Then I looked at wire work tutorials on YouTube and my skill set suddenly increased! One afternoon I made two rings, a herringbone weave link for a future design and a bracelet. I wore the labradorite ring for nearly a year before I caught it whilst squeezing holiday gear into the boot of the car and distorted the shape enough to want to cut the stone out and remake it.