Thursday, May 24, 2012
Chain Chain Chain....
I knew I wouldn't have a lot of room to craft while we are here, so I decided to try my hand at making chain and linked jewelry. All the tools I needed and a small amount of jump rings and wire fit in a small case and was easily portable.
This was my first attempt at a simple pattern in bright copper. Nana loves blue so I added a few blue czech crystal rondelles and some copper barrels for interest. Voila' a pretty Mother's Day gift.
I requested three books from the local library which I picked up today. Great Wire Jewelry by Irene From Peterson, Handcrafted Wire Findings by Denise Peck and Jane Dickerson and lastly, Wire Style 2 by Denise Peck.
I can already tell my hands are going to be tired, there are so many cool projects that I'd like to try. Having a little something to work on these next couple of weeks will help pass the down time in between moving out and moving in. I will post my attempts as I go so you can see what develops. Have a lovely rest of your day~ Tammie