Friday, 6 October 2017

Wire work - Earrings, and ring

I love wire work. A large part of my time was spent on brushing up my wire work skills, but I have still a long way to go with the weaves. But it has been great to make pieces of jewelry from just wire, as well as incorporating beads in them.

The earrings are made with two different coils.

The ring was made following an online tutorial . The link is here for Boho Chic copper ring.

I did tweak it a bit and did not coil the ends as much as shown in the tutorial.

This ring was a simple twisted ring with seed beads on silver colur wire. I left the ends open so it could be adjusted if necessary.

I had a single turquoise stone and I used 21 gauge wire to do a herring bone weave to frame it. So far, I have not come up with a design to incorporate it..but I am leaning towards a bracelet, so far. Any suggestions?

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Updates - a bit of resin

Unbelievable ! It has been 5 months to the day since I last posted, and it was not for dearth of things to post either..!!

Life has just been hectic with all three of us siblings, our mom, daughter and my husband having our birthdays, two sight- seeing trips, and a hospital stay for our dad! So it has been a few months of life as usual !

In between, I have made a few pieces of jewelry, worked with clay, and after my initial tryst with trying resin a couple of years ago, and not finding it much to my taste.

Recently though, I have been having ideas of combining the resin with some of my Cold porcelain projects and I ordered the resin again. So far, the couple of pieces I tried have worked the way I want them to.

I made a miniature cold porcelain flower, tinted a few drops of resin green, added it to micro beads and resin to depict a flower in a green meadow.

Not perfect, but I like the fact that I can make my own inclusions, apart from the normal paints, glitters and microbeads..

Time will tell, but I think that I may have better luck with resin this time around!