I had to make an ornament so I did this sterling silver tree with beaded wire, soldered onto copper.
After taking Joanna Gollberg’s class I wanted to practice what I learned. This was supposed to be a bracelet but it turned out really chunky and I lost one of the stones and a setting. So I turned it into a necklace. It’s still chunky and I would like to have more stones which I might add at a later date.
Things I’ve been working on.
Bought some patterned wire and wanted to make a ring for myself.
Finally got around to making a silver box bead necklace. Had to add some glass beads too.
Also finished another message locket pendant.
I wanted to practice what I learned in Joanna Gollberg’s glass so I did a prong setting for the lavender CZ. The cabochon is glass with enamels and frit on it.
I took a class with Joanna Gollberg. I learned a lot. Here’s some things I made in class.
Earrings. I added the bows to cover up the jump rings since I made one in class and the other at home, I used different size jump rings. Oops.
Little pendant so I could try the double decker setting.
This was in the latest Art Jewelry magazine. I made it a bit differently, using tubing instead of forming the tubes myself and added the stones on both ends. Instead of wire, I used chain to hold the bottom and lid together.
I wanted a simple cuff type bracelet for casual wear. This is what I came up with.
Got another set of stacking rings done…..
And I decided to finally try drilling stones. I cracked some long and thin stones but got some done. I had one oval one I drilled in the middle. Decided to try doing a stone on a stone piece. Here’s the results…..
The bottom stone is like a river stone so I had to prong set it since the bottom wasn’t even. There’s two piece of silver soldered together but it’s hard to tell since I put some twisted wire around the outside of the first layer. For my first setting like this, I’m fairly pleased.