Friday, November 15, 2013
So I've been looking at nautical knots, zentangles and other spirally, squiggly drawings and things. I really want to include them in my jewelry making. We'll see. Its been a while since I was here last. Sorry for the long delay. I'll try to upload a picture or two of what I've been working on.
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
|backside of another|
|guess what that silver band is|
|coiling--1st try. bracelet|
|earrings to match|
|front side of another|
|very large pendant|
|1st very large pendant I made|
|nautilus shell ring|
|silver colored beads along shell, moonstone in center|
|side view basket weave|
|I had this piece of left over copper, and just messed around until|
|clear glass large blob with viking weave|
Here goes nothing.
I got to this point and had intended on molding the bracelet around of a mandrel at that point. But it just cried out for some embellishing since it was “Cinderella’s Pumpkin Carriage”. I mean, what type of carriage was only copper colored?
|Remember, I started with componenets|
|wire-wrapped them together|
Hmmmmmm. Looks like I could use viking weave in the center to make the beginnings of the carriage body. When I did decide to embellish it, I went all the way.
|So here is the carriage body|
|Side view. Yes, it sticks outward. Convex shaped|
|Tendrils and wrapped silver colored wire right side|
|This is how I added the tendrils. I wrapped the 26 g around a piece of 12 gauge copper wire|
|right side complete|
|Left side. Pretty!|
|This is what it looks from the inside|
|finished--sorry for the poor picture, I didn't have a good light source and it was raining|
|~22 cm long, just right for my wrist|
|close up of the carriage weave|
|I'm so proud of my work.|
Now that it's completely assembled,I'm in a quandary about finishing it into a bracelet. It's too pretty to bend, but it's too big for a necklace component.
So people--I'm asking for a consensus. Should I finish it as originally planned--a bracelet? or as something else?
By the way, this part 2 came out better didn't it?