Friday, June 29, 2007

Silver Waves.

Finally...the pieces I've been working on at the kitchen table are finished. It will be nice to use the entire table for dinner instead of squishing close together to eat.

But, it was worth it. This design comes from the Silver Waves class with Janice Berkebile of Wired Arts. My hands are tired and sore - long days of typing followed by bending and forging thick wire is tough! By the outcome is wonderful. I've made two necklaces and three bracelets!

The necklace I made for my mom has a glass bead hanging from the center piece. She and I found the bead at Bead & Button from Lily Rose Beads. James has some really great glass beads. Typically glass beads are made on a mandrel and are solid, but this bead is actually blown and is hollow. And the photos on his site are much better than mine below.

I'll see you back here on Tuesday. Have a splendid weekend, everyone.


Jennifer Dangerfield said...

Those are SERIOUSLY beautiful - many envious congratulations!!

Wishing you a lovely weekend! May I also say 'Good Luck' for the PANTS draw on Sunday?

I hope those clever hands recover quickly so that we can see some more of your wonderful creations :-)

Jenn Maruska said...

Gorgeous work! I bet your hands must be very tired. Wow!

Have a GREAT weekend - don't forget to take your camera : )

Best -

Jenn : )

Linda aka yellowroseli said...

You do beautiful work. I know those hands must be in need of some rest. Have a great weekend

Joni said...

Oh those pieces were worth the pain in your hands. They are gorgeous! Well done!!

Rebecca said...

Oh my gosh you MADE THEM? I love them! So pretty and amazingly intricate.

Have a fab trip this weekend, can't wait to hear all about it!

AJ said...

I especially love the doubled bracelet, it would be right at home at the Renaissance Faire!

Have a great weekend :)

jessi said...

WOW! AMAZING! I love them!

Romi said...

Wow! Gorgeous!

Jonara Blu Maui said...

Aloha! Thank you so much for your nice comments! I see another beader has found me! How fun! It's usually quiet on my blog besides family and friends and now in a week two of my beadie sisters have found me :)

I LOVE this bracelet! I always say I need to do more with wire but only do the basics. There are so many cool tutorials on Eni Okens site and I have the DVD Tribal Treasures by Sharilyn Miller which is all about wire..but do I ever do anythign about it? Noooo!

Well thanks for stopping by and posting a comment! That was very sweet of you!

jamee :)