Saturday, February 24, 2007

week 8 - Work In Progress

This is a piece of a three piece set (the other two are small, meant for earrings) that I bought for me from me to me in Tucson. This is my third attempt at wrapping it. The first covered t00 much of the stone, the second I couldn't get the piece solidified in the wraps. This one is pretty solid, however, I'm not excited with it. A friend of mine suggested a dangle from the bottom. I'm not sure if that's the answer. Suggestions would be appreciated!!

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Week 7 - Two sided pendant

When I was in Tucson I bought quite a few turqouise cabochons, in both the green and blue shades, with the intent of trying an experiment. A friend of mine picked out two of the stones, and I started experimenting. She didn't want alot of silver on the stones, so I tried a few different things. This is what I came up with. I'm not unhappy with the results! This was sparked by the lovely pendant I bought from Carole that was one stone but looked quite different on each side. I put a dab of glue in between the stones to help stabilize them while i was wrapping.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Week 6 - Remy style Boulder Opal

I had intended to do a new piece for this week but I've spent the day doing orders so I didn't get a chance; this is a piece I did in Tucson. The 'rock' is a chunk of Boulder Opal, the colors are wonderful. I bought quite a few of these to do. I was originally wrapping a dichroic piece but it wasn't working (I cut too much wire), so I looked at my new stash and found this chunky piece, it worked well with Remy's tutorial, with a little twist!

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Week 5 - Bangle

Woohoo, just under the wire!!! :)

I'm not sure of the name of this bangle, its from the double issue of WAJ December 2004/January 2005 (my magazines along with my dirty clothes are currently in the hands of UPS). I did this while in Tucson, to show my friend Nancy how to do a bangle. This was alot easier than I had anticipated! I only had dead soft wire with me, I think this really should be done in half hard for stability. Its very comfortable to wear. I had already cut my wire to do a different bracelet so I couldn't do the clasp the way the magazine shows it, but I liked it alot, I'll do it again!