About the Designer

Thank you for visiting WIRE INSPIRATIONS!

My name is Yvonne.

MY INSPIRATION IS TO CREATE JEWELRY THAT WILL TAKE YOUR BREATH AWAY AND DRAW EVERYONE'S EYES TO YOU.   IT MAY BE VIBRANT WITH INTENSE COLOR OR DELICATE WITH PALE HUES -- BUT IT WILL ALWAYS BE REMARKABLE.

I am a metalsmith using a torch and starting with a plain piece of sterling silver, copper or bronze and fabricating it to create one-of- a-kind jewelry.  I  texture most of the metal and create designs that highlight the beauty of the stones.  Once I draw a design, I hand saw each design out of metal, put the pieces together using a torch, tools and sometimes just my hands to create these beautiful pieces.

I also do wire artistry - also known as wire wrapping.  Using thin spools of metals like silver, gold and copper,  I design, form, shape and bend it by hand using simple tools like pliers and cutters to create beautiful wire art jewelry. 

I also create chainmaille jewelry.  It is amazing to me to be able to take simple rings of metal and weave them in both simple and intricate patterns to create jewelry for you.  

I search for distinctive natural stones, handmade dichroic, fused glass and created stones and use the metals to create beautiful artisan crafted jewelry for you to wear.  

WIRE INSPIRATIONS was born of the creative spirit and passion for excellence inherited from my mother.  God has gifted us both with the ability to take the amazing stones He has given us and make them into wearable art.  When I was a kid, my Mom would take me (Ok, she dragged me ;-) to mines to find sapphires and gems and we panned for gold. I had the opportunity to live all over the world and spent 5 years in Southeast Asia. My senses were delighted with the wealth of beautiful stones and handcrafted treasures I saw.

I am in awe of the exquisite patterns and colors I find in natural stones -- pieces that highlight God's passion to give us unbelievable beauty. I am always looking for those special stones that are different than the rest.   I find irresistible handmade fused dichroic glass and am fortunate to know some talented artisans. The stone is the art and the wire is the frame.  I ensure the frame compliments the stone and enhances its beauty.   

I have been a metal artist for over 15 years. I am blessed to have the help and support of my Mom, Betty Young, a talented wire artist and my brother, David Young, who helps with creative ideas, my webpage and just being a great friend.

I am honored to get to make one-of-a-kind jewelry so that you can have a special piece of jewelry made 'just for you'.  I have pendants, bracelets and earrings in a wide range of prices so that every woman can afford something special. 

 

Yvonne Estrada

Designer

Wire Inspirations

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