Saturday, March 15, 2008

Week 11::YOJ 2008::Barbados

An Ode to Barbados - red sponge coral chips, freshwater pearls, coral beads, Karen Hill Tribe fishes and lots of silver wire make up this necklace. I used 18 gauge wire to create some free form wave-like connectors; added some coral chips and pearls, the fish beads and from the fish focal added a coral/pearl dangle. Then necklace measures 18" with a 3" focal dangle.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Week 7 YOJ 2008 - Amore

So very late in posting this - but there is a good reason! (see puppies post)
The theme for this week is Amore and I went with, of course, the heart. I used some 12 gauge copper wire which I formed into a heart shape, then hammered it for some texture, filed all sharp edges then polished it to a nice shiny finish. I had some really nice copper accent beads which I paired with some flashy, brilliant moonstone (huge) heishe beads and some faceted ruby quartz beads I got from my LBS. I finished the necklace off with a hand formed copper clasp. The necklace is about 19" long.