Thursday, November 22, 2018

Time for the Holiday Sale!




25% off at https://www.Gailavira.com
20% off at http://GailaviraJewelry.Etsy.com
15% off at https://www.FairiesInTheForest.com
15% off at http://ShutUpAndCuffMe.Etsy.com
*15% off at https://www.WireJewelryTutorials.com
**15% off at http://WireJewelryTutorials.Etsy.com
10% off at http://www.WireAndBeadSupplies.com
10% off at http://WireAndBeadSupplies.Etsy.com

For all jewelry shops, all US orders over $30 get shipped for free!

At Gailavira.com and GailaviraJewelry.etsy.com, you'll find lots of handmade wire wrapped jewelry.
At FairiesInTheForest.com you'll find jewelry and fashion accessories inspired by fantasy literature and fairy tales.
You'll find lots of ear cuffs and other fashion accessories at ShutUpAndCuffMe.etsy.com
If you're looking for handmade jewelry supplies, including hand painted glass eyes and polymer clay beads and cabochons, you can find them at WireAndBeadSupplies.com and WireAndBeadSupplies.etsy.com
If you want to learn how to make your own wire wrapped jewelry, check out the tutorials on WireJewelryTutorials.com

*At WireJewelryTutorials.com, all orders of 4 or less get 15% off. Orders of 5 items or more get 30% off. purchase all tutorials on the site at one time and get 50% off. Discount will show in cart after the required number of tutorials has been added.

**At WireJewelryTutorials.Etsy.com listings sold as "tutorials packs" are not included in the sale, as they have already been marked down to 30% off the regular price.

Monday, October 29, 2018

A Few New Video Tutorials

If you follow me on facebook, you probably already know that I've been doing a few more video tutorials lately. I'll still keep doing the PDF tutorials, but I'm having a lot of fun doing the videos too.

Honestly, the videos themselves aren't all that great. I'm still learning to get just the right shot and how to edit. It's lot more work than I thought it would be, but I'm having fun learning how to do it all. In the past I've usually recorded videos using the auto setting on the camera. Now I'm trying to teach myself to use the manual settings. So much more to getting a good video than I ever thought there was! lol.

If you guys don't mind putting up with bad lighting, a few seconds of the work being out of frame, and few more seconds (or longer) of the wire being out of focus now and then, you're welcome to join me while I continue learning.

Below are a few of the videos I've done so far. Each one is a learning process for me. Each one just a little bit better (hopefully) than the previous one.

If you'd prefer to watch these on youtube, you can find them on my channel, Gailavira Jewelry. While you're there, don't forget to subscribe!











I was thinking of doing another tutorial giveaway on facebook when I reach a thousand subscribers on youtube. So, if you want to be part of that giveaway, don't forget to subscribe to my channel on youtube, and "like" and follow Gailavira Jewelry on Facebook.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Fall Sale!

It's that time of year again. Trees are starting to turn colors, leaves beginning to fall. The wind is picking up and I can already smell rain in the air. Soooooo..... I guess that means it's time for the Fall Sale again.

This sale goes for all of my shops, both on and off of etsy. Prices are already reduced. See the links below for more details.


These are the sales for my newly refinished web-sites:

20% off at https://www.Gailavira.com
10% off at https://www.FairiesInTheForest.com
10% off at https://www.WireJewelryTutorials.com


And these are the sales for my etsy shops:

20% off at http://www.GailaviraJewelry.Etsy.com
10% off at http://WireAndBeadSupplies.Etsy.com
10% off at http://WireJewelryTutorials.Etsy.com
10% off at http://www.ShutUpAndCuffMe.etsy.com

I have lots more to list over the next few days too, so don't forget to check back soon.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

New Tutorial Web-Site and Getting Back to Work Again

Yes, I know, it's been a while. I haven't put out a new tutorial in over a year. With so many things happening in my personal life over the past couple years, it's been hard for me to find the energy (or the time) to work on new designs. The bigger problem with that is, I'm really out of practice. It feels almost like I'm starting over and having to re-learn everything I thought I already knew. Well, I guess it's a good thing I wrote all those tutorials over the last 10 years. They're making it a lot easier for me to remember how to do the stuff I should already know how to do ;)

And, since I'm starting over again, I figured I'd also start with a new web-site. Well, for tutorials anyway. You can find it at http://www.WireJewelryTutorials.com.

And now, the pretty stuff.



For the first one I combined techniques from 2 of my tutorials. The Odyssey Woven Bezel tutorial and the Cobra Head Bail tutorial. I wasn't quite sure how it would turn out with this swirling green and gold cabochon that I had made. I was afraid it would be too busy. I'm kind of glad I decided to go for it anyway. It turned out better than I had expected.








For this one, I used the Odyssey Woven Bezel tutorial, but instead of making the spiral at the top, I twisted the wires and made them an extra accent on the bail. I figured it was better to keep the wirework simple on this one so it didn't overshadow the handmade face cabochon.


I made both of the cabochon that I used in these pendants. You can find more of my handmade supplies at Wire and Bead Supplies on Etsy.

If you would like to purchase either of these necklace, you can find them both at Shut Up and Cuff Me on Etsy.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

New Tutorial Website = Time for a Giveaway!

Would you like to win the FULL collection of premium tutorials from WireJewelryTutorials by Gailavira?
If you answer to that question is yes, here's your chance! Well, 2 chances actually.

Not All Tutorials are shown in this image.


If you would like to see all the tutorials you will win, check them all out at WireJewelryTutorials.com.

And, finally, here are your 2 chances to win. You can enter either one, or you can enter them both.
One at the Wire Jewelry Tutorials blog  
One on the Gailavira Jewelry Fan Page on Facebook

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Has it Really Been Almost a Year Since My Last Blog Entry?

Wow! Time really does fly, doesn't it?

After taking a bit of a break over the winter I'm finally getting around to doing some more wirework. It's weird though, how even a short break can sometimes make you feel like you have to start over from the beginning. After doing a few quick and simple pieces I decided to just jump back into the deep end again and do something a bit more complex.





Raw Quartz crystal point, with deep purple Amethyst and dark red Garnets, wrapped in sterling silver and copper.

For more information on this piece, click here to check it out on Etsy.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

New! Advanced Wire Weaving Tutorial - Plus a Chance to win it for free!

New! Advanced Wire Weaving Tutorial!
6 Advanced Wire Weaving Styles for Making Wire Jewelry



Get it on Craftsy here:
https://www.craftsy.com/…/patt…/advanced-wire-weaving/501746
Or get it on Etsy here:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/526886960

This tutorial teaches you 6 different weaves for the intermediate and advanced wire weaver.

*Stitched Weave *
*Zig Zag Overlay Weave*
*Double Ladder Weave
*Brick Stitch Weave
*Grooved Bezel Weave
*Archer's Weave

*Note
For the stitched weave and zig zag overlay weave, there are similar tutorials by other teachers, however, those tutorials use a different method of achieving the same look. The weaves in this lesson are created by integrating the patterns into weave as you create the base weave. The other methods of achieving this look are done by adding an extra wire or two after creating the base weave (sort of like embroidering onto an existing woven piece). By integrating the pattern into the base weave using the same weaving wire, you are able to get a neater, cleaner look, as well as having fewer wire ends to hide inside the finished project.


Would you like a chance to win the new tutorial, plus your choice of one other tutorial from http://www.WireJewelryTutorials.com? If so, check out the giveaway on facebook!




Thursday, June 29, 2017

Summer Sale at all Gailavira Jewelry Etsy Shops! Plus an Earring Giveaway

The summer sale is in full swing at all of my Etsy shops. Save 10-40% (depending on which shop) off all items, including clearance items!

40% off at http://www.GailaviraJewelry.com
10% off at http://www.ShutUpAndCuffMe.com
10% off at http://WireJewelryTutorials.Etsy.com
15% off at http://WireAndBeadSupplies.Etsy.com



Don't forget to enter the Earring Giveaway at the Gailavira Jewelry Facebook Page.


See this facebook post to enter - https://goo.gl/hzRfRB

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Tutorial Giveaway on the Gailavira Jewelry Facebook Page


I'm having a giveaway this week on my Facebook page. The winner will receive the full collection of tutorials from WireJewelryTutorials.com

To enter the giveaway, Click Here