Tuesday, 30 August 2016

More wireweaving :)

Gosh, I didn't write for over a week here.... Bad girl me :)

But how to write when your son have little accident and you have to take him to hospital, then you have bad back plus you have long Bank Holiday weekend with Tall Ships Regatta??? Happy I had time to cook :)

At the moment - Dom is OK, my back is still soar and Tall Ships Regatta event is finished ( wants to know more about event, check: http://tobisiasworld.blogspot.co.uk/2016/08/tall-ships-regatta-2016-blyth.html ).

I was practicing my wireweaving until I had wire :) Have to buy more :) Again :)

Results of my playing with wires, beads and my kind of imagination below:

I used here leaf shaped pendant stone I bought ages ago from BeadsDirect :)

Deep red, oval, acrylic bead - was really hard to take a photo to show its colour :)

Turquoise/blue porcelain bead - I'm very pleased how this one turns out :)

Hope you like them :) 

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Half-hard or soft wire?

Good question :)

From my practicing I can say: half-hard for learning and later on for frames, soft for trying, experimenting and enjoying of making beautiful pieces :)


Last week I bought soft wire, but when waiting for it, I was still playing with the rest of half-hard I had.


Single green-purple bead in triangle shaped frame - pendant

Free-form green-purple earrings

Triangle shaped pendant with 2 green-purple beads.

Yesterday I received my wire and almost straight away I took it in my hands to make something. What do you think about pendants I made so far?

Swirly with creamy glass pearl

Blue crackle beads and porcelain grey bead combo

Light pink beach stone

Purple marbled glass bead and purple glass bead combo.

Pendants are not massive, just around 2.5 cm - the smallest and about 4 cm the biggest, but that's good size for start I think :)

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Latest make

I'm bad... honestly... Didn't write here since week... but also didn't make much jewellery wise..

I was more concentrated on card making lately - competition and believe it or not - Christmas coming :).

Hope my new cards will make better impression on competition jury then last year :)

I bought extra ear wires and some chain last week, but decided that chain will be good for bracelets and big, heavy looking pendants. It's really hard to find chain I used earlier... from some strange reason all delicate chains (eg. rolo 1.5 x 2 mm) are in silver, gold and bronze tone. Hmmm what with copper?! Maybe I should place my already made pendants on ribbons or suede cord... Need to think about it.

Yesterday I had bit clearer head and little bit of time before our next trip with little one and I decided to play with greek key design I saw ages ago in one of books.

Bracelet turns out nice - bit too big for me, but.... I have small wrist :) and I'm not making stuff only for myself :).
Hope this week I'll find some time for making something new again :)

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Practicing, practicing :)

Practice makes perfect - people says... True!

So I'm trying my best to practicing as much as it's possible :)

Wire weaving is not easy, specially when wire don't want cooperate...

Copper is very easy to deal with, doesn't matter soft or half-hard, brass wire is totally different story... I have 0.6 mm half-hard - for sure not good for weaving, but ok for some kinds of framing if I can called it that way :). Not easy for making coils, but when you make coil - keeps shape perfectly :).

Copper and brass with green marbled glass bead - pendant

Purple marbled beads in copper/brass hearts :) You can find them here: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/457042228/purple-heart-set-wirewrapped-heart-set?ref=shop_home_active_1

Single blue seed bead and swirls - pendant - made today morning :)

Really need more chain or suede for my pendants and more ear wires :) So many ideas is still sitting in my head :) Sorry if I'm not grammatical ;)

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Geometry and... sweeteaters :)

Hmmm... geometry is inspirational for jewellery making people, that's what I'm sure of, cause even if I don't like maths - squares, triangles and circles are used in every piece I saw or made by myself :)

Even with limited time I'm trying to play with wires and practicing geometric shapes is good fun, cause you never know with what you really finish :)

Diamond like shape pendant with orange-red marbled glass bead

Crazy triangle shaped pendant with green-bluish glass beads dangles

'Square snail' set with green glass pearl:)

Plus some deserts somewhere between my 'wire playing' moments :)

Coconut and peach trifle with lots of choco drops :)

Choco cake with plums and redcurrants and chocolate topping :)

Our little family is totally addicted with chocolate :) Any kind :)