Friday, October 21, 2011

New Earrings and a link to the book review!

I've reviewed Laura McCabe's 'Embellished Beadweaving' for the Things Crafty Blog and if you have time I'd love for you to read it and comment!  I created the earrings below from a pattern in the book but added my own lampwork leaves to the mix.  I can easily create wire wrapped leaves like this for you or even leaf headpins.  I love doing organic designs!  If you are interested in having me create some lampwork headpins for your designs please convo me through my Etsy !


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Bat and Gargoyle Earrings

While I'm still working on the daisy chain I became sidetracked which, anyone who is creative knows, happens easily.  You know, it's the old, "I am listening to you I heard every word you.........LOOK, a squirrel!" syndrome.  :)

I found some vintage brass stampings I've had for awhile when I was doing some studio reorganizing.  Translation:  Help me, I'm buried!  I was inspired, since it is that time of year, to create some earrings.
These are up for sale in my Etsy .



I found just the plain brass stampings a bit boring so I did some patina and gilding work on them.  Then I made some tiny (8mm, not as small as I can go but pretty darn small) lampwork rounds and added some swarkies and wire wrapped it all with sterling silver.  I really enjoyed just playing with different variations on a theme and it was a quick way to use up some extra supplies.

I've also been doing more flowers and leaves.  I'm really enjoying those.  I made a HUGE necklace for a client and it's already in CA somewhere, I forget which town and of course I forgot to take a picture before it went out the door. *sigh*  I had some leftover flowers and leaves and those are up on eBay now as an orphan lot.  Not that I don't love them, lol.


So what have you been up to lately?

Thursday, October 6, 2011

I've been busy.....

I've joined a wonderful group of crafters and I have the Art Jewelry section at Things Crafty so please come and check it out if you have time!  I've written a bit about the process and supplies involved in this netted necklace.  This type of beadweaving is fun, not complicated, and instead of doing an entire piece you could just make up a little section and use it like a fiber bit in multimedia or collage necklaces.



I have also been doing more wirewrapping and experimentation with different patinas.



I will be doing book reviews and discussing tools and tips at Things Crafty and there are some other wonderful creative people there, I do hope you'll stop by.  :)

As to what is next on *this* blog, I'm working on a piece about the daisy chain that, along with Birgitta's fabulous pendant, recieved so many comments during the BSBP.  That will be posted here later this week, stay tuned and have a wonderful autumn.  It's cooler, it's finally cooler, lol, I am SO happy.