Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Week 22 - Venetian gold

I gave up torturing myself with this week's theme, it was 'A home for jewelry when not being worn'. I couldn't come up with a thing, so I went with a comfort zone piece (I'm in the guts of working on my taxes, not enough hours to play!). This piece has six beautiful venetian glass beads from Bella Venetian Glass; the focal and two top pieces are twists, the middle pieces look like waves. I've added in vintage swarovskis, simple jump ring 'chain'. Coordinating earrings with gold filled charms. This is a dressy piece.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Braided cuff - week 21

Week 21s theme was 'I love star wars', but I didn't really have time to work on something for the theme; I made this piece a couple of weeks ago anticipating I wasn't going to have time after coming back from Tucson. This is my first attempt at a braided cuff. It was actually easier than I thought; 1/2 round and twisted sterling wire were braided together. The challenge was the ends, I wasn't realy sure what to do with them, lol! I made an oval and tucked the ends in, but it isn't very clean. I need to find another way before I do another; an option is to solder, but a torch and I are not friends. I wasn't unhappy with this other than the ends, and its a little big!

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Week 20 This heart's for you

Valentine's is coming, evidently it influenced this week's suggested theme. I'm preparing for Tucson so this one was a quicky. 18 gauge ss bent into heart shapes, hammered, then attached with jump rings to cherry quartz pieces. Quick and easy.