The journey of one Angsty Artist, struggling to find her identity, her name and her own style.
Sunday, March 25, 2012
It's very freeing to my mind to go into my work space and know in advance what I am to be working on. Anything Oceana! All sorts of materials from high to low end and techniques can be used as long as they all follow the ocean theme. It's really quite fun to explore just how many ways I can express our bountiful seas.
Sterling and fine silver, pearls, hematite, and silk
This necklace uses bronze wire purchased from Nancy Wickman's etsy store. http://www.etsy.com/shop/wickwirejewelry?ref=pr_shop_more This is terrific wire and the photo doesn't do it justice. It's everything I ever wished brass would be but wasn't. It's very warmly toned and when left unoxidized has the appearance of gold. When heavily oxidized it turns a deep rich brown rather than black. What you see here is an oxidized version that has been polished with steel wool and tumbled.
It's pleasurable to work with too, more malleable than brass but stronger than copper. It behaves well and does what it's told.
I captured a glass marble to give the appearance of a glass float from the ocean. The necklace consists of bronze, glass marble, pearl, amethyst, and silk
The only problem I am having is that I like everything I'm making and want to keep it all:)
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.