понеделник, 6 април 2015 г.

Съвпадения с тел / Coincidences with wire

За Коледа 2014 си купих в електронен формат книгата The missing Link на Cindy Wimmer. Подариха ми клещи за правене на държачи. Партньор в международната размяна на мъниста ми стана Шалини Остин, която е магьосница на телта. Колега ми подари малка наковалня. Най-сетне намерих български сайт, в който има чукчета и патина. Е, и това ако е случайно - на! Продължих да правя мъниста от увита тел две по две (за да стават еднакви), както и елементи  с розички от тел - свързващи, висулки, спиралки и копчета. Тук не мога да намеря тел с различна твърдост или полукръгла и основната ми грижа е, че е мека. Навивките са един начин елементите да станат по-здрави. И колкото и да ми се свидеше, наложи се да използвам почти всички за изработването на този комплект - колие, гривна и обици с висулка ахат драконови вени и мъниста ахат 12 мм. Много съм доволна как използвах розата от усукана тел като закопчалка на гривната и освен това си направих и куката :)
Was it a coincidence that I treated myself to Cindy Wimmer's The missing Link Kindle Edition for Christmas? Or that I received a pair of bail making pliers, again for Christmas? Or that I was paired with Shalini Austin - a Wire Magician, for the Bead Peeps Swap'n'Hop? Or that a co-worker gave me a small steel anvil? Or that I finally found a Bulgarian site where I could get a steel hammer and patina? I don't think so :) I kept on making coiled wire beads in pairs (so that they are the same, ha-ha) as well as wire rose elements - connectors, charms, coils and buttons to use in my future designs. I can't find jewelry wire in the stores here with specific hardness characteristics or half-round, for instance, so my main concern is its softness. Coiling is one possibility to make it more durable and it also looks good. And, as much as I hated it, I had to use most of the elements I had made in this necklace, bracelet and earring set with a drop-shaped dragon veins agate pendant and 12-mm agate beads. I'm so proud of how I used the twisted wire rose as a clasp in the bracelet and also made the hook! Yes!


  


6 коментара:

  1. I agree, it definitely was not coincidence , it was fate. You were meant to create these lovely pieces and your wire working skills are amazing. I love the wire roses and the use of those sweet, little leaf like bead caps was genus for they truly compliment the bracelet, creating a wonderful Rose Garden theme. Beautiful and oh so feminine.

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    1. Thank you, Anna Maria! Your encouragement is very much appreciated. They took a lot of effort and I am partial, you know :)

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  2. Your coils are getting more and more interesting. I hope to see more elaborate pieces in the future

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    1. I'm working on that, Divya! I enjoyed making these a lot, even though my fungers hurt. I'm not even sure if I want any special tools yet :)

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  3. Absolutely beautiful! You are turning into quite a Wire work Queen. LOVE IT! :D

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    1. Thank you, Shalini! Wire work looks obsessively fantastic. Of course, I'm not there yet but I'm trying. Like I said in my post, I first need to get some wire supplies with specific characteristics to be able to follow any tutorials, etc.

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