Monday, November 29, 2010

Copper Viking Knit Bracelet

This piece is composed of a length of viking knit, done in 26g copper. The spiral ends were wound around a knitting needle the same diameter as the viking knit, and I used 18 g copper for that. It is all finished off with a heavy gauge raw copper wire swan clasp, which has been hand forged. The clasp lies flat on my wrist and it's a fun piece.

Monday, November 08, 2010

Key Lime Lace Scarf

For those of you who think I no longer knit, (based on lack of knitted items in my blog lately) here is some proof! It's handspun, from 80% BFL wool and 20% silk, into a fairly good lace weight and then knit in a 2-row lace pattern. I crocheted a simple fringe on each end and inserted a 6/0 seed bead in the center of each scallop. It weighs less than 2 oz. and is just a mass of froth and lightness.

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Acorn and Leaves Necklace #4

This necklace has a different feel to it, because of all the scrolled links and the asymmetrical piece supporting the acorn. It was Frank's suggestion to make the the central wire figure extend up on one side, and it's a good idea.

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Acorn and Leaves Necklace #3

I love this third iteration the most. (Of course, I normally 'love' the piece I just finished!) But I do like the design. I have two more large acorns remaining, and I still have some ideas. The entire necklace has been antiqued with liver of sulfer and the leaves are simply showing some interesting reflections in them - they are not colored except for the patina.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Acorn and Leaves Necklace #2

This is necklace #2 of my acorn and leaves series. I am so loving this look.

The first acorn and leaf necklace is finished also, and I chose to use only one leaf for that one.