I have been hoarding a bit of left over silver and thicker copper wire gauges.
It was time to risk them under the hammer!
Do you remember the Stephanie Wells book review;
I have re-visited this book as an alternative means of creating the large hoop earrings I am obsessed with. The garage is too damn cold to hang out in for hours while I sort beads, string them on metal, hammer more carefully than I usually do and then finish by hand each individual piece as they can't go into the tumbler with their delicate glass and stone bits. I needed to move part of the work bench indoors whilst the propane oxygen tank sits unused in the freezing garage.
I'm having fun imagining my soiree through India.
Horseshoe Trio Links with Rubies
African White Heart Beads with Gold Coral
I had a lot of fun with these and next I will try La Bella Joya's fan technique with some of the larger hoop styles!
Won't that be fun!?!
I have petal shapes that are 2" in length;
and indigo jumbo sized gypsy frames;
Jewel Toned Frames;
And some rustic antique copper horseshoe links;
But I think the pair that I would wear the most would be the tiniest fan woven onto the mini antiqued sterling hoops;
Ack! So many plans, so little time!
If you are a designer who has tried the seed bead weaving onto the metal hoops can I feature your designs? I would love to see how they turn out!
I am going to offer this pair of the horseshoe trio links as a give-away;
So please leave a comment for this post if you would like to be entered in to win a free pair of antiqued copper horseshoe trio links.
Peace and Prosperity,