I'm so excited about my newest jewelry creation. I found this beautiful shell and some angelite beads to compliment it at a bead show I went to last month. I had a glimmering of an idea about how to use them but nothing solid until a couple of days ago when I found some very pale blue bicones that contributed to the waterfall idea I had germinating.
I went home and started by positioning the shell between two sections of wire wrap and the rest of the design suggested itself as I went along. It took a really long time to do the wire wrapping because I'd never tried suspending a focal between two otherwise separate sections or ending the wires by completely wrapping them before, and there was a lot of wrapping, taking apart and rewrapping going on. ;-D
Anyway, here's the finished product and I hope you like it as much as I do. (There's a "LIKE" button down at the very bottom of the page if you want to like it on Facebook.)
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
I love bead weaving but it takes forever to finish and I need more pieces in my ArtFire studio. I like wire work too and it's faster but this week's YOJ project theme is "Easter Parade" and bead weaving just feels like a better fit. What do you think? Here's a wirework pendant I recently made:
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Yesterday was April 1st and it snowed. Is that Mother Nature's April Fool joke or what? At least the sun came out and melted it off but I can hardly wait for Spring to really arrive. Meanwhile I'm looking at my Spring Garden bracelet and pretending...