Some New Stuff

A quick and easy cuff style bracelet…

CopperCuffWithBeads6GaugeUses 6 gauge round copper wire, flattened and textured.

And another knitted cowl….

JeweledCowl1Made out of llama and has over 700 beads.

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Published in: on July 31, 2016 at 3:52 pm  Comments Off on Some New Stuff  
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Play Day Enameled Pendant

I got together with friends to play with enamels. Made the round copper enameled piece, used a stencil to make the design and some gold leaf. Put it together with a long rock I drilled holes into.

EnameledDiscWithStencilGoldLeaf

Published in: on June 29, 2016 at 1:21 pm  Comments Off on Play Day Enameled Pendant  
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Christmas Tree In April

I had to make an ornament so I did this sterling silver tree with beaded wire, soldered onto copper.

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Published in: on April 12, 2016 at 9:33 pm  Comments Off on Christmas Tree In April  
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My Finished Vessel Necklace

I got the chain part done yesterday and started working on a topper for the lid of my vessel today. It didn’t turn out like I wanted and I thought of another idea AFTER making this so I’ll have to remember to use the ideas next time.

PaulineWargVesselClass-Finished-SmallAdded some rocks for added interest.

Published in: on October 29, 2015 at 2:50 pm  Comments Off on My Finished Vessel Necklace  
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Pauline Warg’s Vessel Class

I took Pauline Warg’s vessel class last weekend. Here’s the two pieces I made.

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PaulineWargVesselClass-1I still need to add a chain for the necklace part. Will probably make something up to match the vessel. The vessel is sterling silver with a etched copper piece riveted on the front. It has been formed using a hydraulic press.

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PaulineWarg-FlowerVessel-1

This is a little flower bud holder made out of a glass syringe. The end has been closed up and the black things are o-rings. I was planning on putting a design on the front but I got lazy and just finished up the piece as is.

 

Published in: on October 27, 2015 at 9:17 pm  Comments Off on Pauline Warg’s Vessel Class  
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Jewelry

I got a few more things made for the upcoming craft show.

ChristmasTreeNecklaces

A few Christmas tree necklaces…..LeatherBraceletsSome leather and curved tube bracelets…..BlueGreenBraceletCopper bracelet with dusty blue and green beads…..

BatDangle SnowmanDangle2 PenguinDangle ChickenDangle SnowmanDangle OwlDangleSome more zipper pulls, dangles, keychains or whatever…..

GreenIceChipEarringsAnd a pair of green ice chip bead earrings…..

Published in: on October 20, 2014 at 11:40 pm  Comments Off on Jewelry  
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Japanese Crest Pendants

Just finished up ten necklaces today. Yay!!

Eight Five Four Nine One Seven Six Ten Three Two

Etched copper, then punched out and riveted together. There’s crimp beads between the front and back for a space for the snake chain to go through. I added the end caps and clasp to the snake chain. Made the little glass dangles too. Pieces were patina’ed and tumbled to work-harden the metal.

Published in: on October 5, 2014 at 11:50 pm  Comments Off on Japanese Crest Pendants  
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More Hollow Beads

I got this clear hollow made up into a necklace. It has red microbeads inside and the bead caps are anodized aluminum.

RedMicrobeads

This next one turned out kind of large and I got a few bubbles in it. Not sure what I’m going to do with it yet. I thought the color would turn out more red but it’s definitely orange.

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Published in: on June 22, 2014 at 11:13 am  Comments Off on More Hollow Beads  
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Another Hollow Bead Necklace

I finally got a clear hollow made. I tried filling it with different medias but nothing was looking good. Finally settled on some gold glitter. Finished it with brass end caps. Put it on a copper bead stick that I made a while ago along with some beads.

HollowBeadWithGoldGlitterThis glitter is a bit chunkier than other glitters I’ve used. Kind of looks like tiny bits of real gold.

Also, more kitty beads…..

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Published in: on June 8, 2014 at 1:50 pm  Comments Off on Another Hollow Bead Necklace  
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Rustic Pendant

Playing with low melt solder and impressing images into molten solder. Wanted to see how it took color and how if it could be drilled, punched and hammered on.  I added a little cab bezel with low melt solder to see how well it would hold. So far, so good. After I was done with testing, I had this piece so I added a few eyelets for a chain and made it into a necklace.
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The reason for the bow is because I punched in the wrong spot. While I like asymmetrical, an off center dangle just looks weird. So I had to add another hole. Two dangles wasn’t cutting it either. I tried a few other options, nothing that worked. I added the mother of pearl button to the chain later and I think it helped to pull the piece together.

Published in: on May 27, 2014 at 9:55 pm  Comments Off on Rustic Pendant  
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