I didn't get any finished pieces of jewelry done this week. One of my designs did not turn out as I hoped. Here are the remains:
My 26ga weaving wire keeps breaking on me and between that and the sad project above I discovered a renewed interest in house cleaning:) It was a good way to avoid the wire:) Have clean home now:)
I did make a tiny 1.25" diameter practice basket. It's perfectly useful if you are a Barbie doll. I practiced the starting method, and also tested out what 30ga double twined wire looks like.
This is what the 30ga looks like:
Here is something you will really like!! Here is a link to a gallery of Berlin Iron and Silesian Wirework Jewelry. Be sure to scroll all the way down the page to see all the wirework they have.
All these jewelry pieces were made during the early 1800's, possibly by the same company. There doesn't seem to be any clear history available regarding the wirework especially.
The Germans actually traded in their gold for these pieces of iron jewelry in order to help their country pay for the war with Napoleon.
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