Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Earrings - Still playing with that new weave




A couple pairs of earrings using the new weave I stumbled on recently. I'm finding I like using the weave on simpler designs instead of the more ornate pieces. It lets the weave stand out more instead of letting it get lost in all the other details.

I'm getting a lot of requests for a tutorial using this weave, but I have no idea what to call it. Once I decide what to name the weave I will probably move this one up a bit on my tutorial to do list. I'm not sure if I'll do it as a full project tutorial, or just a tutorial for several of the weaves I've been playing with for a while.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Flash Tutorial Giveaway! Mixed Metal Swirl Earrings Tutorial



Flash Giveaway!

For the next 24 hours you can get my Mixed Metal Swirl Earrings Tutorial for FREE. Just follow the link below.

http://www.gailavira.com/GailaviraMMSwirlEar.pdf

Want me to do this kind of giveaway more often? If so, go to This Post on my facebook page and comment, like, or share. The more comments, likes and shares my giveaway announcements get on facebook, the more often I will do these giveaways!

Or, if you're not on Facebook, you can retweet, fave, or reply to the tweet below on Twitter.




The link above will be deactivated at 11:15 am ET on 9/30/14.


Sunday, September 28, 2014

Playing with Another New Weave



This is a new weave I've been experimenting with. I stumbled on it by accident. Not sure if it's completely new (as in never been used by anyone else before) but it's definitely new to me.

For the pendant I used 18 gauge for the frame and 24 gauge for the weave. For the sample piece next to it I used 16 gauge for the frame and 22 gauge for the weave. I love the look the thicker wires give the weave, but it tends to hurt my hands after working a while.

Right now I'm trying to see what other pieces I can use this weave on. I'm leaning more towards simpler designs so that the weave itself can be the main focus. Hopefully I'll have some more stuff to show using this weave in a few days.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

New Tutorial! Coiled Swirls Donut Wrap






It's been a while, but I finally made myself get back to tutorial writing. This donut wrap has been one of my most requested since I first posted a photo of the opalite donut on the Gailavira Jewelry Facebook Page last year. Since so many people were asking for it, I figured it should be the first one I do. This is just the first on a list of many new tutorials I am planning to write soon.

You can get it on my web-site, http://tutorial.gailavira.com/
You can get it on Craftsy, http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/jewelry/pendant/coiled-swirls-wire-wrap-donut-pendant/113446
Or you can get it Etsy, http://www.etsy.com/listing/204472546/coiled-swirls-donut-pendant-wire-jewelry

For a sneak peak at some of the other designs I plan to write tutorials for soon, click on the image below.


Fall Sale! 10% - 30% Off All Items in All of my Etsy Shops


Fall Sale!
10%-30% off all items in all my shops!

Get 30% off at Gailavira Jewelry
Get 15% off at Gailavira Tutorials
Get 10% off at Goddess Return
Get 10% off at Shut Up and Cuff Me

Discount applies to clearance items as well.
All prices are already reduced.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

End of Summer Coupon Codes for my Etsy Shops

Here are the coupon codes for my Etsy shops for this summer. These codes are for all my handmade jewelry shops plus my wire jewelry tutorial shop.

Get 10% off at http://www.GoddessReturn.com/ , http://www.ShutUpAndCuffMe.com/ and http://gailaviratutorials.etsy.com/ by using the coupon code summer10

Get 25% off of orders over $35 at http://www.GailaviraJewelry.com/ by using the coupon code summer25

You have to put the coupon code in the coupon code box during checkout (click the "Apply shop coupon code" below the payment options when viewing your cart to open the coupon code box). If you put the coupon code in the message to seller box it will not work!

Monday, July 28, 2014

ShutUpAndCuffMe.com Giveaway

I'm having a giveaway in my ear cuff shop!



Enter to win any one item (up to an $18 value) from Shut Up and Cuff Me! There's mostly ear cuffs in this shop, but there are a few other items too (rings, earrings, necklaces, etc..)

Use the widget below to enter.

PS. Want us to hold more giveaways? The more our FB giveaway posts get liked, shared and commented on, the more often we'll be holding giveaways for each shop (this includes finished jewelry and tutorials). So don't forget to SHARE THIS FB POST so we can do another giveaway soon!

*******************************************************
ALL ENTRIES WILL BE VERIFIED
If an entry action is found to be falsified, the corresponding entry will be deleted.
*******************************************************

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Monday, July 14, 2014

Stocking up on Fairy and Fantasy Ear Cuffs Again

It's been brought to my attention recently that I've been neglecting all my fantasy and fairy style loving customers in my ear cuff shop. So, over the last couple weeks, I've been on an ear cuff making spree. I've already listed several of the newer ear cuffs and I plan on listing a lot more soon. And, it seems, I'm not quite finished making more fairy ear cuffs yet either. If there is a style I've had in the past that you are looking for that I haven't already listed, just let me know and I'll see what I can do about getting them in stock again.

Here's a slideshow of what's already in the shop:



*~*~*~*~*
You can find them all in my ear cuff shop, Shut Up and Cuff Me
*~*~*~*~*

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Tutorial Giveaway!



10 winners will each receive one free tutorial!

Giveaway ends on 7/11/14 at 11:59pm Eastern time. Winners will be notified 7/12/14. Each winner will be able to pick one tutorial from http://tutorial.gailavira.com.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thursday, June 5, 2014

New Tutorial - Brick Stitch Woven Cuff Bracelet

Well, not really a "new" tutorial. It's been out a couple months already. I just forgot to blog about... oops.


This lesson teaches you to make a simple looking bracelet using a weave which, when done correctly, looks similar to an embroidered brick stitch. Though I am using a bracelet for teaching the weave, it can actually be used for many other projects. Part of the beauty of this weave is that you can achieve very different looks simply by varying the thicknesses of the wires that you use.


These photos demonstrate the diversity of the projects you can use this weave for. You can also see the variances in the finished look with different gauge wires.

You can find this tutorial on my web-site, or you can get it from my tutorial shop on Etsy or in my Craftsy store

And don't forget to check out the new section in my Etsy tutorial shop! You can save 30% off the regular price of tutorials by buying Tutorial Packs! There are only a few there right now. I have some more planned to list over the next couple days. If you'd like to make suggestions for which tutorials to put in packs, be my guest! Just let me know which 4-5 tutorials you would like and I'll list them as a pack for you. You can either tell me in the comments here, or contact me through my etsy shop.