I decided to try another one using different colors for the glass balls. I made the balls bigger so they would show up more too.
This necklace was a test to see if I could make small glass balls on the end of wire. One end was balled up and then hammered flat and drilled to make a hole. The wires are linked together with a wire going through the holes, then the glass ball is added to the other side.
Here’s the last of the Japanese crest pendants I made.
I’m back to making beads for Beads Of Courage to take to the December glass club meeting.
What I started doing was try to figure out how silver glass works but in my lame attempt, I started making these tab beads. They looked cute and not knowing what to do at the time, I just put them into a container. Then I found out I had a gift certificate from Rings and Things from 2011!! Yippee!! I was able to get some silver beads to space the tab beads out. I was able to make a necklace and bracelet.
I thought I was done with trees but decided to make some for presents. Here’s the last two I made.
I was also able to get another Japanese crest pendant assembled.
I’m really liking making these. I love to rivet and using escutcheon pins makes it so easy.
I think the next time I etched these crests I’ll use blue Press n’ Peel paper for the resist. It makes the etch so much smoother. I used rubber stamps for these.
I etched these Japanese crests onto copper a few weeks ago. I riveted one to another piece of copper and ran a chain through the two pieces. I had to add the end caps to the chain after putting the pendant on as the end caps would not fit through the pendant. Here’s pictures of the front and back.
The back I used a gingko leaf etched design. I thought it works well with the Japanese crest.
I’m running out of skeleton keys and haven’t been able to find a good selection of them at a good price for a long time. This is one of my last bigger keys. I still have several small keys that I can only put one bead on. Those are still cool but I like making several beads on one key.