Sunday, 28 October 2012

After a dry spell . . . shopping

Agate and autumnal spiral beads
Can you tell I got a coiling thingy? What gave it away? Bought some coloured craft wire to play with at the same time. Oh you guessed that too?

Well sometimes shopping is required to get the creative juices flowing you know

The first bracelet I have made for a friend's birthday so ssshhhh. I rather liked the autumnal mix of colours but I have darkened the copper slightly since this photo.

The second one, well just because the crysocolla beads went so nicely with the blue and greeny blue wire and I needed some more practice on the wrapped links. Yes I've managed all this time without ever quite getting the knack of them (ssshhh on that too) That one I've darkened quite a lot.
Chrysocolla and spiral beads

The design was inspired by Abby Hook's book Wire Jewellery Masterclass though she uses a much fancier clasp arrangement. I was just glad to finally make something that didn't stink.

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Mostly making a mess

But at least I've spread out from my corner.

Weaving wire has been my obsession for the last couple of weeks and no I've nothing to show for it other than various half finished bits of rubbish and twisted bits of wire. Don't let the picture fool you the cuff only just curves round my wrist to a general tangle, and lets face it hardly groundbreaking stuff.

Ho hum

I'll report back when I have something I'm proud of or when I'm struggling with another thing I've flitted of to

Sunday, 7 October 2012

A room of my own

Finally . . .

I have somewhere to work now we have moved.

Only problem is I find myself taking up one little corner just as I was in my brother's kitchen. I guess it will take me a while to make it my own space.

The cats have no problem, what was going to be my photography area near the window has already been designated a cat viewing platform and being that we are in the back bedroom it's a perfect tree height for watching the comings and goings of the neighbours and birds flying by. Not to mention catching a few rays of morning sunlight.

As well as the cats I have to have some of TS's books and a few boxes we still have to get round to unpacking 

All I have to do now is get making :) Now that is the tricky bit