I've been very unproductive all week. So many things I feel I have to get done, and yet I don't get anything done at all. I already have more custom orders, can you believe it?
Tonight, I asked myself what I would do if I could make whatever I wanted, and this brooch was my choice. I think I am finally ready to start caging stones in my own style and this caging style is the direction I wish I had more time to explore.
I love the pin backs I'm doing now. They look and operate more like a real piece of jewelry. Did I just say that? As if wire is not 'real jewelry'? Forgive me, you know what I mean I hope!
Here is my first attempt at a more elaborate cross. It's not quite what I had envisioned but I have no time to rework it. I told my client she had no obligation to buy it. It was a rogue design ( not at all what we had discussed), but she decided she wanted it anyway.
I don't even have time to do all the designs in my head. Picture me with my head in my hands:))
I've been listening to this gospel song all week. I first heard it on my daughter's CD of Florence and the Machine. Here is a link to the original by Candi Staton. I know my brother will love it if he hasn't heard it already. Maybe I can pay him back for all the music has turned me unto in my life. Go listen JT! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7dMGw3uzEU&feature=related
A custom order bangle for a coworker. She also asked me to make a cross necklace if I could and I'm fiddling around with cross designs this weekend.
I don't have much to say on the Blog lately. I did my taxes this week, and I had a contractor come in to replace my living room windows that are very very old. My daughter is having a house guest this coming on Monday.
I am either worrying and fretting about stupid stuff or I have nothing going on in my mind at all:) See? Noone is missing out on anything:)
I am progressing with my soldering skills, like the crosses shown here. I did get more work done on the bangle tutorial also.
This will also be the second month in a row that I am making some money off this wire stuff:)
If I really do make a cross necklace I'll post that soon.
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.