Thursday, June 10, 2010

Copper Wrapped Turquoise

I've attempted this several times, attempted and failed to create something I liked. Finally I have something worth listing in my Etsy shop. I really like to try and figure out things on my own, but sometimes it is definitely worth taking some advice from an expert. For myself, wire wrapping was one of those things that I couldn't just look at and figure out on my own. I really had to do some serious studying. I borrowed several books, by several different authors, and I just wasn't 'getting it. And then it came to me, the right book, an author that spoke in a way I understood. So, I grabbed a nice stone, and my favorite wire, copper, and began the process. I'm not usually one to create a project out of a book. I take the basic principles and apply them to what I have on hand. No where in this book was there a free form piece of turquoise wrapped in copper wire. As a matter of fact, the process I used to create this pendant was used to create a ring in the book. So, now that I have a new basic skill, I have a million ideas to use it with. Realistically, many of my ideas are still way beyond my skill level, but I'll get there. Either by finding my own way, or by finding a suitable teacher to set me in the right direction.

6 comments:

  1. Andrea, these last few creations are very beautiful. I think you have done an excellent job photographing them too. The drift wood is awesome!

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  2. Thank-you so much Hannan. I keep looking around for different ideas...to keep things interesting. Eventually, I'll get around to rephotographing my old items too.

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  3. Nice job, Andrea! I agree with Hannan, great job on the photography, too.

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  4. I like this a lot. It is very fluid looking.

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  5. Holy cow. I love your jewelry. I am so glad you stopped by my site: www.potholesandpantyhose.com and commented on my apron skirt. I am in love with your turquoise jewelry, my dear. It might become a must have for my next bday present. So purty!

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