Sunday, December 19, 2010

Fabulous Bling Photography

Look at this image!! Yes, indeed, I did make the bracelet. Lots of right angle weave with Swarovski crystals. It's shiny and beautiful. But it's the picture that captures my attention. Frank was inspired by another photographer's work which we saw on the web today, and while I was napping, he was shooting. Amazing work. Thanks, Frank.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Love Knot Bracelet

I purchased the directions and the pieces for this bracelet from a wonderful wire artist in Florida. I embossed the flat pieces and then domed them. It has been antiqued and is VERY substantial. I am very pleased with it.

Blu Acorn Stitch Markers and Project Bag

Look what my friend Shafer made for me!!!! I screamed out loud when I saw them!! Look how cleverly the polymer clay acorns match the batik print of the project bag!! Look how perfect they are!! Shafer, you are amazing. Thank you so much.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Copper Bangles

My latest bangles. I adore the crazy wire bead! Must make more......

Thursday, December 09, 2010

More Copper Bangles

This grouping of bangles is my latest work. The first and third bangles incorporate handmade copper bead caps and lampwork beads. The middle picture shows a bangle with a freeform wirewrapped bead and includes some small glass beads. They have all been antiqued.

Friday, December 03, 2010

Copper Bangle with Lampwork Beads

I am loving my copper bangles so much, and this one is no exception. It has three beautiful handmade lampwork beads, each set between matching copper bead caps, and surrounded by twisted and coiled copper wire. The beads are from GraceBeads. She has such lovely things there.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Copper Bangles

Here are my latest two pieces of wirework with copper. I used 12 g raw copper for the underlying structure, and made yards of twisted copper to intersperse the beads. They are quite substantial, feel good worn, and make a soft jingling sound. I have been wearing them together .