Sunday, 23 October 2011

Halloween Flowers

The kiln called and I answered and made a job lot of copper flowers. Some in orange and some turquoise.

Then I spent ages wondering what to do with them. I was blocked obsessing with the idea of using them all in one project and it just had to have rivets.

Then I remembered some black knitted copper wire I bought because I had to have it even though I had no idea what I wanted to do with it. I made the three bracelets below in quick succession then having cleared the blockage so as to speak went on to make the little flower pendants which are riveted (yippee) to the bales. So not a bad weekend all in all. Except for falling off my bike but that's another story.

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Coils and leaves yet again

Woodland walk necklace
This might be the last of this series for a while but then again . . . . here copper autumn leaves are teamed with copper coils and wooden beads for a simple seasonal pendant.

Now well my kiln is calling probably to distract me from the bunch of beads I have made up that I haven't done anything with yet.

Not to mention the cuff bracelet obsession that has had me turning base metal into, mmm scrap metal for most of the week.

Also the new hammers are fab bet the neighbours are getting tired of them though. So much to try so little time I just love this hobby!

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Woodsmoke and autumn leaves

Definately a seasonal one this with autumn colours in abundance and the autumn leaves.

I can smell bonfires and that sweet smell of leaves on the woodland floor

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Dark Hearts

Dark Hearts Necklace
Today I am keeping up my good intentions of yesterday to post every day.

And killing time untill the hour is reasonable to test out my new hammers. I have one for not leaving marks and one for leaving marks. The neighbours love me you know.

I also have something which to the untutored eye looks like a rolling pin (yes the shop thought it was a rolling pin too) but is actually a bracelet mandrell I have a sudden yen for beating out cuff bracelets.

No nothing to do with the new hammers ... just coincidence . . . really

Friday, 14 October 2011

Good intentions

Forest necklace
 I had every intention of posting things here as I made them but I was too busy making stuff. I was even too busy to list stuff on MISI and Folksy . Yes a bit daft I know but I will be doing my first craft show in December and I'm panicking about not having enough stuff, the wrong stuff, rubbish stuff. In fact you name it I'm worrying.

 I did finally have a few moments of sanity though so here is my forest necklace full of the bits and bobs I am enjoying making at the moment. My new bale design, copper coil beads, copper fold formed autumn leaves and polymer clay beads using a mokume gane technique