Saturday, July 26, 2008
Moving Parts Necklace from Mary Hettmansperger's Book
I made a Mary Hettmansperger project!!! Woo hoo!
Let me explain...a while back Deryn Mentock of Something Sublime
issued a challenge to all jewelry-makers. We were to make projects from Mary Hettmansperger's book "Wrap, Stitch, Fold & Rivet". Most everyone else started on Project 1...I, on the other hand, became so intrigued with Project 16 that that is what I made for my first project... OK, some people are more disciplined than others! LOL! I just jump in wherever....discipline-schmiscipline!
Project 16 is called "Moving Parts Necklace" and it incorporates the techniques of applying heat-treated patinas and burning balls on wire ends, among other techniques. You can see this isn't perfect. My silver ball ends kinda bent and blobbed, among other quirks. But I had fun working on this all Thursday. It was definite jewelry creativity therapy~~
The Virgen Mary charm was given to me last week from a lovely lady that visited me for a mammogram. The stamped circular metal beads were painstakingly made by me....cut a strip of metal, stamp it, roll it, cut, form and antique. I had a blast!
May your weekend be a time of renewal. And if it isn't, may you accomplish so much that you feel fabulous!!!
Bless you all.