Sunday, September 25, 2011

Crazy production day

Who would have thought that I could manage 5 pieces in a day? I really must have been in the zone today. Mostly they were revisiting old designs for custom requests, but I did manage a new ring as well. The design needs some tweaking, so I am pleased it was just done in artistic wire. Having said that, different gauges and some half round would have been very handy to making it a sleeker piece. Maybe I need to get a broader range of artistic wire, not just 28 and 18 gauge.

The 'turquoise' triangle is an old design of mine the customer liked, but really wanted this colour. It took a while to find, but the look of it with the non-tarnish silver is summery - perfect for us in the Southern hemisphere as the days are stretching toward Summer

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Octopi revisited

No matter how often I make these little guys, they turn out differently every time. Today's challenge was to make mirror image twins for a pair of earrings. The second part of the fun was coiling 28ga wire around 24 ga wire to make them lighter weight and delicate.

I have to say I am pretty happy with the way they turned out