Friday, January 29, 2010

Sunset Rainbow

I just love this simple necklace. I found these red stone beads at A 2 Z Beads a few weeks ago and wanted to pair them with simple silver beads and a silver pendant I also found there. No wire wrap, no intricate design, just the red and silver. I hope nobody gets dizzy looking at this photo, but I elected to take the photo inside and the sun came out at just that time and shown through the blinds. I looked at the photo and decided I liked the almost abstract effect it gave so will go with this, at least that's my story!

I haven't been wrapping much wire lately, but will soon start some pendants with my tumbled stones since I bought three colors of neck rings when we were in Quartzsite this week. I am thinking the neck rings (made of stranded wire) can either be beaded or left as exposed wire since they are in colors of copper, silver and black wire. Fun!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Copper Pendant

This is my latest project. I cut the back piece from a sheet of copper, hammered it for texture, then folded the top to form a "shelf". I drilled holes for the dangling pieces to slide through and then hammered both ends to form paddles after adding various copper and silver beads.

The copper chain was bought at Western Traders in Las Cruces, NM.