I wish I could say there is something stunning and outrageously beautiful on my bead table today......!!
No.....I am STILL working on my basic wire skills and will be for some time to come, I think!
This week, I have been going through a few jewelry books and have been practising a few elements from them.
I love the book "Bead on a Wire" by Sharilyn Miller and from it I have been making "easy links" with the idea of making a chain.
These are made from 15-gauge copper, as that is what I had on hand. In the book, it says to use 20 gauge wire for these links......so this will end up a little chunkier looking...but, hey..that's o.k....it will just be extra sturdy!
"Easy links" - the start of the chain.
More easy links!
"Pendant Dependents", also from "Bead on a Wire".
The coiled wire link in the last photo is from the book "Wire Style 2" written by Denise Peck). This link design is used in the "Encircled Bracelet" (designed by Cindy Wimmer) as shown in the book. ( Love this book!)
I definitely need to practise these some more.....this was my first try.
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And that's it for today folks,