Sunday, January 07, 2007


Here is my first piece for the new year of jewelry. Amazingly enough, I'm on time and on theme.
I'm quite happy with how this turned out, considering I had to make a few "judgement calls" along the way.
The centre section with the little swirly wind bits is 16g - soldered and hammered into a slight curve and then wrapped with a heap of 26g wire. It measures about 1" x 1 1/2".
The beady bits are carnelians - facetted, big chunky ones and plain round 6mm ones - sort of like the colour the sun rises here some mornings :^)

Also this week I had a play with a couple of bangles. This was my first time doing this type of work and I'm pretty pleased with how they worked.

This one is using a hand-made lampwork bead by Nicole Sinai and some small boro drop beads from the U.S. All sterling silver.
I did a swap with Nicole and scored some gorgeous beads, so you'll be seeing more of those in coming weeks.

And this one is using Chinese lampwork in combination with the silver.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Pretty, pretty, PRETTY!!!!
Angie S (weirdlywired)