Sunday, August 1, 2010


Yesterday's 'morning coffee' wire work, turned into an all day affair that lasted 12 hours :))

First off, I finally played with twining. I wanted to see what I could discover regarding any potential for jewelry making. It may appear at times that I am evolving into a basket maker, but I assure you I am not. I cannot stop looking for ways that I can get my weaving to have a hole down the center of it, where as a basket maker, probably despises having a hole at the bottom of their vessel:)

So I set up my first twining project with a center hole. Pulled too hard on some some sides and not hard enough on others, it's quite wobbly:) Not that I expected any less, this was an exploration project, not an actual jewelry making one.

What the heck is a girl to do with so many spokes? Hmmm?I don't know yet!

After that, I decided to twine again using less spokes. Than I decided not to twine my spokes but decorate them in Iza Malzyck fashion. I've always wished I could make some cool 3D pendant designs in the way that she does, or to make Octopus beads in the way that Lynne Merchant does. After yesterday I realized I finally can do these things!!

I'm not happy with the finish on the pendant. It's very hard to polish when there is so much depth. I have some ideas to resolve that next time.

The ruffly wire spokes around the top remind me of an Elizabethen collar:)

Green garnet, peridot, pearl.


  1. That is beautiful! I admire the fact that you're constantly pushing yourself. I wish I could get into that mode. :D

  2. Nancy, long before I started this blog I admired your work! All your designs are impeccably made and your taste is stellar!

  3. Beautiful! I can't wait to see what that first piece turns into :-))).

  4. Mary, its beautiful. I love the twists and turns of the pendant and the stones, once again fabulous. I especially love this piece because Peridot is my birthstone :)

  5. Tamara, thank you! I enjoyed looking at your beautiful cards on your blog!