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Satisfy your Curiosity: Why copper metal?
[caption id="attachment_144" align="alignright" width="300"] Copper Cookware[/caption] A brief history... If you have seen read the articles and seen my photography and one of the media I mostly use in my jewelry and there are many reasons to why that is. It was mentioned before that I am currently pursuing a degree in electrical engineering and... Read More
Creation of the Day: Copper Quartz Bangle
[caption id="attachment_77" align="alignnone" width="392"] Copper Quartz Bangle[/caption] As a few nights ago I was inspired by one of my bangles that  I found in a thrift shop.  I used a polished geode quartz and copper wire. The copper wire for the bangle 10 inches (25.4 cm). The middle is 20 gauge wire was used to hold... Read More
Would you wear these trio of rings?
[caption id="attachment_72" align="aligncenter" width="548"] Trio of copper rings[/caption] I spent last night creating theses trio of rings. I have been working with copper and aluminum wire. Each ring was made with a 12-gauge copper wire. Crystal clear! The bead was wrapped using a 2-inch (5.08 cm) copper 12-gauge wire. It was looped around once then was... Read More
Copper Crystal look-at-Me Necklace!
Today I created a  statement necklace. It was created with 18 artificial crystal beads hugging a 17 inch (43.18 cm)  copper chain. Each line of beads is dangling on to the chain with of 20 gauge copper wire. All the components are from the United States. This beautiful piece can be worn for a cocktail... Read More
Wire Wrapping
[caption id="attachment_58" align="alignleft" width="225"] Geode Quartz with Silver Wire[/caption] Today I have been working on my wire wrapping using a violet Geode quartz. I used the simple basket wrapping method in each trial. No machinery was used. To make the basket design you simply cut two pieces of wire, about 10 to 12 inches (or... Read More
My Treasure Chest
Good afternoon to anyone in the Central African Region and a Goodnight or Good morning to everyone else. Since I am in Gaborone, Botswana and I don’t have my full collection of jewelry. But fear not, I always pack a collection of every time I travel! I know some of you guys might be curious... Read More
Hello and Welcome!
Well. This is it. My first blog post! I don’t even know when to start. My name is Kathy Arriola and I am the founder of Jewel Your Journey. I have been passionate about jewelry and visual arts all my life and I wish to share it with everyone. I always had a natural eye for design.... Read More