Sunday, October 23, 2011

Striped Agate Necklace



I'm so amazed at my own work lately. Like someone who dreams, I feel I will wake up and find the wire fairy has abandoned me. She will say "Ooops, I sprinkled the wrong wire artist, this magic dust was meant for someone else" and than she will take it back:)

I begin to think that all the scratching and clawing and hard work and failed projects have brought me to this very moment. All that suffering wasn't wasted after all:)

  Well it's past my bedtime and I have nothing fascinating to say. Good Night!!

12 comments:

  1. Mary, this is gorgeous!!!

    You should have a tutorial for this. I'm sure everyone else would love that too ;)

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  2. Oooooo and Awwwwww! What a pretty little thing :)

    That fairy is the darnedest creature! But, at least she visited you for this. It's wonderfully intricate. It reminds me of something from Bali. :)

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  3. Mary, Thrilled the wire fairy has doused you with magic dust. This is a beautiful and intricate piece. The detail is incredible. The twining is outstanding and I love how the coil winds its way from top to bottom. I believe the magic dust has soaked in!

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  4. You are so funny, Mary...you talk about being uninspired and then, boom, you show work like this!!! Gorgeous!

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  5. Thank you Tela! Thank you Katrina;)

    Christine, I hope it soaked in too far for her to take back her magic:)

    Melissa, I have always been a somewhat fickle and moody person:) Thank you!!

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  6. The wire Fairy....cute! I've had a tumultuous relationship with wire...on again off again. I think if you've good good momentum going enjoy the ride...wire fairy and all. :)

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  7. Mary, this is impressive...I love how you incorporate the basket weaving techniques into wire art..Fantastical !

    Love the fine details !

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  8. Does the wire fairy have friends or elves or a fairy godmother she can send along my way? :)

    Love the intricacy of this little pointed cap :) Did you make it out of copper, Mary? If so, how did you get the little ball on the end of the spiral in front? (Maybe I am trying to melt the wrong guage of copper wire....)---Dearrings

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  9. Sue, momentum is so wonderful isn't?

    Emi, my love of miniature, baskets and jewelry, all come into play here...miniature baskets turned jewelry:))

    Dearrings! I'll put in a good word for you with the fairy!
    If you are using a butane torch, try melting 24 gauge copper wire or smaller. If you want to melt 18 or 16 than get a propane torch from the hardware store. You need more heat. This project was fine silver though.

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  10. Oh Mary-
    I love this--simplicity and complexity in one little pendant! I love how your work is evolving!
    Did you learn these techniques from a book or did you make baskets before? Could you recommend a good book on baskets that one could translate to wire?
    I love your victorian pendant as well....I love waiting to see what you make next :)
    Kim (Texas)

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  11. Thank you so much Kim, love your comment! :) See my new Blog post for a better answer for your questions k?

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  12. Wow!!! This one is just sooooooooooo pretty. But more than even seeing this piece, I was delighted to read the first sentence you typed! I can't believe the day has arrived!! Woooohooooo!!!

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