Monday, July 21, 2014

Bird's Nest Pendants

I finished a sterling silver bird's nest pendant today. The wire is wrapped and interwoven around three white freshwater pearls. So much fun to make.

Here's one out of copper wire:

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Fold-Formed Copper Leaf Earrings

"Foldforming" by Charles Lewton-Brain. This book is full of exciting forms and ideas by the man who discovered the concept. The earrings I listed in my Etsy shop are very simple ones done by foldforming. They were cut from copper sheet, folded, shaped and textured. They were then annealed to soften the metal so the fold could be opened. The beautiful patina is a result of the annealing process. The earrings were completed with my own lampwork beads and handmade sterling silver ear wires.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Raku-Fired Clay Whistles

Making a clay whistle work is magical! I should say it has to be made perfectly or else it won't whistle. When you blow into it the first time and it works .... Wow! Right now I'm waiting for our heat spell is pass so I can fire more whistles outside. Here are two that I listed today: