Sunday, April 26, 2009
I wanted to use up some green beads. I also had this polyclay face made up. A while back I bought some half hard square & half round brass wire ( I wanted to be able to maintain the gold toned vs gold-toned art wire). So here is the combination of all these bits.
Saturday, April 25, 2009
A work in progress. I never know where these face pendents will end up. I decided that I would do a work in progress record. The construction is always different and the order freeform random.
I can't wait to see where the Wandering red River Queen will journey!
Copper wire, Mother of Pearl leafs, red tiger eye, wood bicones, seed beads, and what ever else comes out of the proverbial kitchen sink!
Ok ... The final version is complete. I took photos last night but was not as pleased with them. So this morning, after showering- ahhhhh refreshment - :) -- I took out the cell-ie and snapped another round of pics. Here is one I actually like!
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
This was today's project. I started working on it and wasn't sure where it was going to go at all. I love that about creating pieces. One step leads to another. When does it end? When the last bead, pearl, wrap is done, then it's done! WEEE
This is copper, mountain jade, mother of pearl leaves and rounds, polylcay, pressed Czech glass leaves, and metal beads.
I also made the earrings this morning.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Monday, April 6, 2009
Earlier in March I organized a pendent swap over in Jewerlygeeks.com. Artists were paired and made pendents specifically for the partners. Here are some of the results. Excellent work! It's wonderful to be a part of such a talented group!
Maeissa next 2 are by Sewandso
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Friday, April 3, 2009
Over on Jewelrygeeks I have organized a pendent swap. It is a good time to stretch your creativity and receive someone else's efforts as well. Here is the pendent I designed for my partner. It is made of blue tiger eye, sterling silver wrapping, and silver plated beads. Soon I'll post the rest of the group's pendent photos.
Thursday, April 2, 2009
I finished this first Viking Knit attempt last week or so. I enjoyed the technique. It's repetitive weaving is relaxing. I also thrilled when my drawplate finally arrived in the mail. I ripped it out of the package, crabbed pliers, and pulled the knit through! Totally fun to watch the woven tube become this amazing chain! I can't wait to do another.
I also posted my Dainty Sister Pendent over on Jewelrylessons.com. It's in pending status.
Happy Birthday to me today. 36! I can't believe that! YIKES! But, I am glad to have the day off and relax with my beads, wire, computer, music, and a tad bit of sunshine out! HAPPY DAYS!! I also want to think my friend Kim from Kim's Creative Designs. She gave me a gift bucket of beads, cabs, and donuts. She is the best!! I adore her shop-my happy Zen place! Hugs