Last week I got a big surprise when one of my trinket box necklaces was selected as a 'daily deviation' over at deviantart.com. It's sort of like an Etsy front page, only your work stays up all day, and there are no sales involved.
My necklace received over 5000 views in 24 hours! It was very very exciting. I also picked up some unexpected work because of all the traffic.
I sold my kyanite armband to a soon to be bride. Than she requested a custom necklace to go with it and I said yes. I have never made any wedding jewelry before, and I discovered that it truly is an honor to make jewelry for such a special day in a woman's life. This bride was a very amiable person and easy to work with though:)
I like the style of the pendant quite a lot. I think I may do more in the future.
It has been a frustrating week in wire with many projects and ideas hitting frustrating road blocks due to my inability to problem solve my design ideas. When this bangle was finally completed I laughed and dance around the living room for a good 3 minutes. The design was actually a compromise with the wire from my original idea but I love it, and the foundation of the design is an excellent jumping off point for more development.
This is the first time I ever used gold filled wire. It's kind of pricey, but it is nice to have another color option. There are a number of things I would do differently if I were to make them again, but I didn't want to drive myself crazy seeking perfection and components that I didn't have on hand.
Tim Gunn was in my head saying 'make it work' - so I did:)
My passion for wire is very low right now and I feel uninspired at the moment.
Despite that, I signed up for Year of Jewelry 2011 project. This is a forum where participants commit to make one piece of jewelry every week for a year. It's not too late to join if your interested, they are still accepting sign ups. You can find the link to the forum on my link list at the right side of the blog.
This copper key looks pretty effortless, but actually a lot of agonizing and fussing went into making it look that way.
My name is Mary. My daughter has recently moved on to college leaving me footloose and fancy free. This affords me more time to pursue my own goals:)
I have always made things since I was a young girl, I loved needlepoint and embroidery in my youth. I tried my hand at many crafts over my life but I have always stuck with jewelry and beads.
When I discovered wire wrapping I knew I had found what I was looking for all my life!
I work in engineering designing mechanical parts, though currently I manage mechanical aspects of PC Boards specifically.
I dream of one day wire wrapping full time.