Monday, June 28, 2010
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Snooped around the internet for more chain maille patterns and found a picture of a Double Vision bracelet for sale. After studying the links I tried the pattern myself.
Took a little while but I got it! Really does look like double vision. Think this this will be one of the first bracelets to do when my sterling silver jump rings arrives!
Sunday, June 20, 2010
For what seems to be such a simple pattern, this took hours (DaYs) to complete, but it was worth it.
Wish it were in sterling silver, however the silver plated jump rings I used are decent and seems to last. So exciting to think about working in sterling!
Jump rings are 4mm and bracelet measures slightly larger than 7 1/2.
Friday, June 18, 2010
I call this Open Bird Cage because of the way the Bird Cage pattern is broken with larger rings, creating a nice opening for a bird to escape!
Jump Rings: 4mm and 8mm
This end-of-the-year teacher's gift is for a teacher both my daughters were lucky to have in school. And since my younger daughter is the last, I wanted to make something special. The teacher really has lots of energy and really kept up with the kids well. Now that the school year is over she (like a bird) can escape for freedom, even if it is for 8 short weeks!
Last fall she had a baby. I thought this would be the perfect gift for charms she'll collect along the way. Because of the double links (even the 8mm links), this bracelet should be very strong.
Ran out of the 8mm jump rings, but there will be two on all. ;D
Thursday, June 17, 2010
When life takes it's unexpected twists and turns, embrace them and make a bracelet!
This fun bracelet is made from 18 ga aluminum wire. The technique dates back to the ancient days of knights in shining armor. Great for MeN and WoMEn!
Thank you for visiting and seeing my latest work!
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Here's a necklace that was fun to make, despite the number of hours it took to finish.
Thank you for stopping by. Please come again.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Guess what? You allowed my account to be fraudulently compromised, AGAIN!
Are you THAT incompetent or do you miss my FURIOUS face in you customer service department, that much? It's only been THRREE MONTHS since we last rectified...
Shame on you for letting this REPEATEDLY happen to your customers. SHAME ON ME FOR REMAINING YOUR CUSTOMER! (remain no longer.)
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Really liked doing this project, A LOT. I will definitely do this again; especially after my nickel silver arrives.
I used the heavier craft wire and right after I finished, I noticed the base wire had broken at some point while working on the second side.
I also had problems with breaking wire during the coiling, but quickly learned how to attach a new wire.
Materials: Silver Bali beads, silver beads, cracked crystal beads, small silver lined crystal beads, 3 different gauge craft wires.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Cracked Crystal Bead and Sterling Silver Wire Wrapped Pendant, originally uploaded by CraftyPease.
Sterling silver wire wrapped cracked crystal bead. It's so pretty with the light reflecting off the internal cracks. Despite the cracking, the outside of the bead remains smooth!
Waiting for my heavier silver wire to arrive. When it does, I'll be making a chain for this piece. Then hopefully iT WiLL SeLL in my Etsy shop (PeaSoupDesigns). Wish me luck!
Thank you for looking!
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
This is a really fun piece.
Merlin gold (my last bit ;( ) wraps a stone bead and is adorned with a glass leaf bead and a silver lined gold glass bead.
Monday, June 7, 2010
Friday, June 4, 2010
Fun, fun! Just figured out how to make my own jump rings AND how to make a rope chain! Took a little while to overcome the hurtles; the gauge I was first using was too thin. Not sure what gauge this is (going to find out at the local box store) but it worked much better. If I had to guess, I'd say 16, 18 gauge? I know my fingers hurt....
The links on this bracelet are very large (3/8-ish wide) and would look good on either a man OR woman. Flat out, it measures slightly over 8". As a continuous bracelet, it easily slips over my hand.
Eager to try another one!
Had so much fun teaching myself this Viking weave or knitting technique! So many uses for this type of link. If the links are pulled tightly, those Pandora style beads can slide on. Knit (or woven) somewhat loosely and the wire can encase beads (like in these pictures). If woven looser, it can serve as an Add A Charm bracelet (or necklace). Lastly, it can be woven with nothing at all and be a very elegant yet simple chain.
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Hi! Happy June 1.
Here's a fun cluster ring made for practice. Also want to wear for a while so that I can see how it feels, if the wire heads catch on clothing and other general wear-and-tear experiences.
Not going to be an Etsy item because of the quality of the wire, If I were to list this, it would be in sterling silver, but I wanted to practice the wrapping technique with the steel wire before blowing money on good silver.
I'd love to hear your thoughts. Thanks for looking!