The cold weather this weekend had me feeling like it should be Thanksgiving Day weekend, not Labour Day weekend. The up side to the cold weather is that as I was not tempted to play outside the way I would be if it was nice and sunny, I was able to sit down and create some jewelry.
This weekend was all about wire. I really explored the world of free-form wrapping. I bought a nice piece of polished amethyst at the Rockhound Gemboree in Bancroft during my holidays that I wanted to wrap with sterling wire. As I wanted to do a type of wrapping that I hadn’t done previously, I started with some test pieces using copper wire. They turned out pretty well, I think.
I figured out a few tricks to doing this type of wrapping and then moved on to the amethyst and sterling.
I’ve been thinking about doing a bracelet like this for a while, and finally got around to it. My bracelet inventory is seriously low, so I need to make more.
I love the rich colour of this amazonite bead. I added some small sterling beads to it to be a bit different. Sadly, I can’t seem to photograph this very well.
I also finished a couple of pieces that I started 2 weeks ago when I was trying out my new propane torch. I had fun one day making all kinds of copper and fine silver links. I love, love, love my new torch! It has so much more heat than my small butane torch so it is way more effective with copper and it seems like I can do everything so much more quickly.
Believe it or not, I did all this just on Saturday! Must admit though, I was pretty brain dead by about 7 pm. And my thumbs and index fingers were really sore…
Yesterday I made this one. I call it Mermaid Tears.
I even made a couple more necklaces today, but haven’t been able to photograph them yet. All in all, it was a pretty productive weekend.