Sunday, July 20, 2008

Just a few bits and pieces

These are just a few of the bits and pieces I have made over the past couple of weeks. Some of the jewellery is made from shell and stones that have been bought and I have added a few other details to them.

I have also become interested in wire working. You can make some very intricate designs using a wire jig and different gauge and coloured wires.

This pendant necklace is made using a foil stone, threaded onto an ornate headpin and the wire is twisted using a wire wrapping device.

A lovely piece of Abalone Shell forms the main part of this pendant.

I recently bought three watch faces, they were so dainty, they cried out for small pearls as a bracelet. This one is coffee and cream. It is strung on the invisible thread and includes the tiny heart and arrow fastening.

This is an example of the wire working. The main bracelet is made by winding 18 gauge silver wire. I used a Celtic pattern on this one. The 'flowers' were then fastened together using silver 7.5 jump rings. The fastener on each end of the bracelet is again 18 gauge wire bent to form the hook and ring. Quite effective.

This bracelet is perhaps a little more intricate. You can see from the close up it is made up from segments that were twisted using the wire jig and again held together with jump rings. I have added small seed pearls to the end of the wires.

A shell pendant threaded onto 2mm leather cord.
and a bracelet and watch made from Hematite beads.


acrylik said...

All beautiful, as always! Particularly love the watches - will you bring them in so I can see them in real life?

InkyArtitude said...

What beautiful pieces, little works of art. I love the watches, they are so different.