|The work table looked like this most of the pre-Christmas week.|
|Made for a Twilight Fan|
- I made two "Team Edward" pieces & the recipient was wearing both at the same time. I think she liked them. :) One was sterling and the other was made from a pounded penny.
|Sterling Pendant. Paloma Picasso has nothing on me. ;) My daughter loved it.|
I finally had time to break out the sterling silver wire and try my hand at metalsmithing. Talk about addicting! It was so much fun to forge my first pair of ear wires & connected loops. I can't wait
|First metalsmithing project - fun!|
|Hand made earwires. Sterling Silver|
I had time for a couple of etching projects. Keychains for the Jeep owners.....
And another small one from a pounded penny. ;)
|Jeep! Etched Copper|
|Pounded Penny Keychain|
|My Mom loves southwest jewelry & was very pleased with this piece.|
One beading project included turquoise, lapis and silver beads.
The design was influenced by a piece I bought in Monument Valley a couple of years ago.
|Etched Pendant on Stainless Steel Chain|
I dangled a crystal and tiny antique key from this etched
piece. I've been mixing a lot of metals lately & like the result. This piece was hung on a stainless steel chain. I actually wrote a short legend about the elements of the design. Fun. :)
Now I'm looking forward to more metal pounding and shaping...plus I've got a new soldering iron & some glass slides I want to play with.
Hope your Christmas was full of peace.
ps - What's up with blogger tonight?!? Took forever to get a half way decent format. Good grief!