After spending most of Saturday cleaning out pots of old flowers
and vegetables. I took a couple of pictures of the changing of the
leaves for my sister Beverly. Sorry Bev, it was the wrong time of
day and they didn't turn out as good as I wanted them too. But
there's more on my Flickr.
So after working, I decided I could play and I spent the rest of the
weekend mastering the skill of wire wrapping. They say practice
makes perfect, and I needed a lot of practice. I think I have it
pretty "wrapped" around my brain now. I learned too, that like in
working with seed beads, its better not to scrimp on the thread
and have too much, than to have to little. It works the same
way with wire. I wasted more wire (and time) trying to save wire.
I have some of the best wire that I got from Jeanette Blix...its
from Vintaj and its just the perfect shade to go with the chains you
can get now.
At the top of the picture, using Blue Seraphim's
(Jeanette Jennings) disk beads, I tried the method out of
the July Bead Style issue.It was from Heather Boardman's
disk bracelet article. The lone little pink bead was from
Tammy Powley at About.com Jewelry Making. It was the
easiest and I really liked that one. Last was just wrapping
using headpins...lots of headpins! And in my honest opinion,
I prefer the look of brass and gunmetal to sterling silver.
Its a lot easier to keep clean and if you mess up the wire it
doesn't cost you an arm and a leg!
So that's a wrap and I am out of here!