Sunday, April 29, 2007

Week 17 - Chained up ears

I'm down to the wire, my open house is this coming Friday. I spent this past week doing all kinds of earrings; lots of chandeliers with purchased components, simple drops, and this set of chainmaille earrings. Gold, silver and niobium, simple circles connected together, a free pattern a friend of mine got me from (a new chainmaille group) and a couple of pairs of romanov. I wish I had time to do more!

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Week 16 - Ring my bell

This week I was supposed to be doing earrings but I got an itch to do more rings. This is grouping of various metals, but the basic ring is all the same - small beads added into a wrapped design. After I got done I found I had made quite a few larger ones instead of the smaller ones I intended!!

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Week 15 - Lampwork and chainmaille

This week's pieces use a gorgeous set of lampworks I bought from Debbie (dgg112) awhile back. It was quite a large set, so I was able to do this set as well as a classic strung set. I wrapped each section and then did byzantine sections in between to show off each lovely lampwork.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Week 14 - Lampwork neckwire

Another member (Jacky) made a wonderful neckwire that inspired me to try something similar. The gorgeous lampworks in this set are Laura's. I chose to do two-tone because the lampworks really work well with both. I need to form and hammer the neckwire, but I'm not unhappy with the results!

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Week 13 - Freeform watch

This was an experiment, I'm not sure 'wearable' the watch is, lol! I had this thing in my head that I had to get out, here it is sort of... twists and turns a few beads, intentionally not the same on each side of a very plain watch face.