Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Jewelry Challenge-Project 2



" Folded Earrings"
I am continuing with Deryn's Summer Jewlery Challenge, in the midst of making jewelry for shows and shops. This is Project 2 from Mary Hettmansperger's book, "Wrap, Stitch, Fold and Rivet.
Maybe these should be called "Bend and Snap". Remember from "Legally Blonde". Okay, how about more bend and less snap please.
These projects are and will be teaching me more and more as I go along. And, I am loving it! That is exactly why I am in it with Daryn, Beth, and Deborah (so far).
I worked with applying heat patinas and wire wrapping in this project. Also, annealing the copper and bending (and re-bending) was a bit of a challenge.
I added a delicate czech bead inside the fold, as the inside dangle, but it is not really visible in the above pictures. Maybe you can see it just peeking out of the left earring on the bottom picture.
I did enjoy making these, but excited to move on to the next project.
Oh, yes, I must confess the snap got me on these.

9 comments:

Melanie said...

Way to go! And, way to make it your own ... addin' that delicate czech bead. Very clever!

Daryl said...

Very nice ... you are just SO talented!

:-Daryl

Deryn Mentock said...

These were a bit more challenging for me as well. You did a great job!

Beth Bricker said...

Diane,
These are wonderful, I love the texturing you did on these, and they are small enough you can actually wear them. Mine are just a little much to wear.
Beth

Anita said...

Beautiful!

Your work just keeps getting better and better! :)

Chris said...

Very very cool! I'm lovin that you're trying all these new things! I do love these, and the glimpse of the Czech glass bead is intriguing....you are inspiring!

Tammy's Treasure Chest said...

I love these!! They look like little purses, with a treasure inside. You are doing such great things. Awesome!

MJ Alexander said...

Diane -

I agree that these were more challenging than the first piece, but your end result is great. Great job! I can't wait to see the next one!

-Molly

Susan Sager Brown said...

Love love love these! Your newest work is gorgeous, the twisted bead piece is amazing. I'm so proud of you!!!!