Monday, November 27, 2006

Week 10 - Wrapped up shoes

At the show yesterday a friend of mine bought two of Laura's dichroic pieces, these adorable shoes, and she asked me to wrap them as pendants for christmas gifts. I haven't decided if I'm happy with them or not! I went simple, maybe too simple.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Week 9 - One more try

I finally got the right wire to try Jim's ring again,WOW what a difference the dead soft makes! I could only get goldfilled, Halstead was out of sterling. I did one and was quite pleased. I started another. When I was in a class earlier in the year with Dale Cougar Armstrong, one of her helpers had on a gorgeous bangle with a lovely top section. She said it was a class she took with Dale; you created a ring, cut it and attached it to a bangle. I wondered if I could do the same thing with Jim's ring; bingo! Fun stuff!

Monday, November 13, 2006

Week 8 - Jim Ring

I had a chance to try Jim's ring tutorial. This is a fabulously written tutorial, with great pictures! If one follows the instructions you can get great results. If you don't follow, you don't get... I used 21 gauge 1/2 hard wire instead of 22 gauge dead soft... major difference. I have more wire coming (it seems to be a weekly thing), I can't wait to try this with the RIGHT materials!!!

Monday, November 06, 2006

Week 7 - Pendants

I could not get good pictures of these no matter what I did, very aggravating! I had grand time last week do all kinds of pendants. Some are based on a tutorial I ordered, others I was just playing, and I'm not unhappy! I need some more cabachons. Some are done with square wire, some with round, some silver, some gold. This is fun stuff!!! If I can I'll take another set of photos and replace the pictures. UPDATE 11/11 - I got new pictures, these are better!