Earlier this month, Deryn Mentock issued a challenge to join with her in a summer of projects using Mary Hettmansperger's new book, Wrap, Stitch, Fold & Rivet. The first project in the book is a Spinner Stacked Necklace. We are to follow along, adapting each project to our own style. I decided on earrings, beginning with a pair of copper and sterling silver disks. I dapped, then oxidized the disks using my (mini) torch. I hammered and textured a short piece of 16 gauge sterling silver wire. I stacked the parts together using copper & brass spacers; then wire wrapped using 19 gauge dark annealed steel wire. I decided to use a small nugget of turquoise as a spacer between the wire wraps. (The forged and oxidized sterling silver earwires are not visible in the picture).
Take a look at Deryn's Project 1 ~ "Pure". Her work is truly inspiring, and she goes to great length to describe the steps she used in the project. Her instructions are so complete, you can come along with us without having the book.
The best part of all, participants (in any or all of the challenges), will have an opportunity to win one of her completed projects at the end.
How nice is that?