Monday, April 23, 2012

Jewelry Making: Trying Something New

When I went to Spark last fall, one of the classes needed jewelry tools and when I got home, I was itching to use them again. My long term goal is to be able to make my own beaded charms and metal creations for mixed media quilting... but that's a dozen skills away from reality. 

So I've been buying little bibs and bobs as they draw my attention and decided to try something simple - the loop. In the end, I made a bracelet and earrings to match a favorite dress.

You should have seen all the blood! I'd try to bend the wire left, it springs right and stabs me. Not pretty. Even typing hurts a little due to four fingers and two thumbs full of cuts and stabs. 

But it's worth it though. I loved wearing my new jewelry and have a tremendous respect for people who make a hobby of wire work - scary stuff, not for the faint of heart. 


CathyR said...

Very pretty. Bending wire is definitely tricky.

Carmen said...

Ohhhh yes. When I was making those memory wire bracelets a while back and decided bending the wire back on itself would be easier than fiddling with proper end bits... lets just say there was blood. And naughty words. And beads pinging all over the place!

Your set is just lovely. And a complete one of a kind. Best sort in my opinion :)