Tuesday, May 22, 2012

First…and second…attempt at hammered jewelry

I used 16 guage copper wire and a concrete block. Very hard on my hands, so I'll have to keep it to a minimum…but sooo many possibilities.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012


I think it's obvious they're a bit of an obsession of mine. Butterflies hold a significant place in my heart that perhaps one day I'll try to share here, but for now I'll have to make due with sharing my own little  butterflies.

Personally, I think this is my best design so far. It's smaller, lighter, uses less beads, and doesn't fold in on it's self.

I'm not done experimenting on these though, there will be others ;)

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Still beading

The black one was an experiment in a way. Instead of using nylon or polyester monofilament, I wanted to see if I could get nylon coated bead wire to make an acceptable daisy chain…and keep them…I twisted mine apart :(  Admittedly I was absent mindedly overtwisting it while watching a movie (this is why I bead when I'm watching tv)

The blue and white cuff is the one that I learned the net stitch with. I abandoned it about a third of the way through because I felt it was too wide, and didn't want to spend that much time on one simple bracelet. I picked it up again when I was cleaning out unfinished projects.

And the faceted blue glass is made into a cameo style pendant by wrapping in size 11 white seed beads using a brick stitch and making a bail out of a head pin threaded after the stiching was knotted in place.