…Or how a tangled mess is making something pretty neat.
I am never one to look at basic instructions and make a copy of what I see. I buy beading and wire magazines mainly to kick start my own ideas. I don’t like making pieces from books or magazines. I feel like I’m copying.
So, here I am, making another wire bracelet. I’m using nothing but wire and the stone you see in the picture. I had to start by figuring out how to wrap a stone into a setting. Being a part of a jewelry making group, all I had to do was ask, and a link was given.
There was another problem. I had to learn how to weave wire together. This required another link and more instructions. Once I had the general gist, I needed tape, lots of tape. After all, I needed to hold the wires together, and I only have two hands.
I started working on the top. I made a rough sketch, a very rough sketch. It didn’t include how I was going to twist the wires. I also had to work in the purple to bring out the secondary color of the stone.
Now, for the bottom. I’m slowly figuring out how to weave . I think I did a decent job. I did it this way to shore up the bottom of the stone, because the bottom is slightly bigger. I am flying by the seat of my pants on this one, but that’s nothing new. I usually just make it up as I go along. This could be why I can’t remember how I do things half of the time. *shrugs*
Here are the rest of the pictures, but not the rest of the story. That’s later, when I finish the piece. Keep reading!
Until Next time, God Bless and stay crafty!