This morning, I got to my computer at my normal 5:30 am and realized that today was the very last day of Kerry Bogert's Aspire to Wire e-class! 30 new projects in 30 days! Kerry is truly a wizard with wire! This class was so full of wonderful, creative techniques and I have thoroughly enjoyed every single project!
I have incorporated some of these techniques into some pieces I have made in the past week. This post is pretty picture-heavy, for sure!
|Just a simple necklace and matching earrings - but these artisan beads are from two separate bead artists and I thought the beads complemented each other well.|
|I am so in love with this green lampwork bead by GlassBeadArt - I attached tiny Czech glass dangles - doesn't this color remind you of peridot??|
|I also used a sweet handmade clasp by Joanne Tinley|
|Is this not a fun color?!!! Beads by GlassBeadArt|
|These are tiny lampwork beads by Mallory Hoffman- I am happiest when I get to bang my hammer and make these, my favorite earring style to create.|
|This necklace was made using a link style technique highlighted by Kerry Bogert, and beautiful ceramic beads by Natalie McKenna. The next 3 pics are of the same necklace.|
|I was inspired by Kerry to coil...coil...coil!|
|At my last craft show, if I was asked once, I was asked 100 times..."do you have earrings to match??" Why yes...I do now!|
|More beautiful ceramics by Natalie McKenna-this time a bracelet.|
|I won a gorgeous "bag of beads" by leaving a comment on Alice Peterson's blog a couple of months ago. Her bag of beads included this beautiful Silver Mist Jasper..yum! Alice is having health issues right now and has taken a temporary sabbatical. I include her in my daily prayers - she is a sweet lady-and I wish for her a speedy recovery!|
|Twisted chain again..this time in silver.|
|Gorgeous beads from Unicorne - this shape is so beautiful and there is just a touch of dichroic glass in these beads.|
|I made this necklace nice and long...there is that link again! Can you tell how much I enjoyed making handmade chain!|
|This last picture is my FAVORITE! Kerry gave some fabulous tips on riveting with WIRE - this is the result! I was so pleased! I have only ever used actual rivets before! I made a few of these in silver too....love it!|
Have you tried any new techniques lately?
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