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.