Monday, May 14, 2007

Stone of the Heart - Rose Quartz Rectangle

Found this photo while browsing thru a folder of my past work and I think it would go well here. A lovely, almost transparent rose quartz nestled in half round sterling wire. Interlocking hearts for the Stone of the Heart. It just happens to be still available. Is it waiting for _You_?

Playing with ox and cords - Toodles series

Playing with oxidizing and cord for this smallish piece. I definitely like the darkened copper best. I found some 2mm round leather cord that will balance well with the heavier pendants. So, that led to making a coiled tube of twisted copper for the center. Needs darkening, too, if I use it with this pendant, haven't decided yet....
Yuck, rulers in the photo look so tacky, but I needed to be able to show a perspective owner it's size.
Opinions? With the coil or without?

5/30 Update - Darling Daughter Number Two received it and loves it.
"I can't believe how much detail is in the pendent, that must take a lot of time to make."

Yup! Happy Birthday, hunnybear! Each twist full of love (with a few grumbles thrown in for good measure and balance, don'cha know!)

I went with coil on leather and am quite happy, myownhumbleself. *grin* Now, for the other woven heavy pendants, I'm working on a simplified version of a viking knit, in the non-tarnish copper, with an oxidized coil to tie the pieces together.... Got one done, now to take photos with my new camera. (Fell into an HP 6MP and oh boyoh buddy is it sweet! Thanks, Denise!!!!!)
later, gator

The Toodles Weave tutorial in PDF form -

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

It's heeeeerrrreeeeee! SbS Wire - Toodles series

Whooooopppeeeeeeeee!!!! and pout! SbS Wire Summer Preview edition is hitting mailboxes across the country, but not mine.... yet... **heavy sigh**

Perhaps tomorrow...

Questions and comments?

Bliss to you!
***Edited update - the Summer Preview issue is sold out, no longer available.****
### edited again 12/2010 - The tut PDF has been available privately, off and on, currently sitting in limbo waiting to be revamped. If you are interested in it, drop me a note.
Here are a few photos for inspiration -