Wire Wrapped Lapis Ring

Posted by Laurel Collins , Wednesday, June 30, 2010 12:22 AM

Here is a quick spur of the moment project I finished a few days ago. I only had a little bit of silver wire left, so I decided to try and craft a ring! Here is what I came up with:



It was a bit difficult to get the wire to cooperate, but I think it turned out okay in the end! I used small lapis lazuli beads for this ring since they looked so nice with the silver.



I have to admit that I was a little hesitant to post the picture of me wearing it... I always feel like my fingers look silly in photographs. Silly fingers!

Here is the video that I first saw explaining how to make wire wrapped rings: Auntie's Beads. This tutorial is quite helpful in showing the basics! And wow there are loads of tutorials up on YouTube! Will have to check out a few more later.

That is all for tonight! It is late and I should be asleep... *sigh*

Finished the First Crop Circle...

Posted by Laurel Collins , Thursday, June 24, 2010 2:48 PM

Yay! I finished my first crop circle pendant and added the chain. I feel like it turned out pretty nice! Kinda big though, the pendant itself measures 2.25 inches in diameter. I guess if anyone were to wear it, it would make quite a statement! Hee hee!



Also, I just finished using my new glass etcher! I seriously love it! It is just like drawing on glass.



And lastly, my next project I am currently working on is a new crop circle! Here is the inspiration photo:



Here is what I have completed so far:



All I have to do is attach the two pieces, maybe add another bead or two... We shall see!

Crop Circles Continued...

Posted by Laurel Collins , Friday, June 11, 2010 5:04 PM

Getting close to finishing my first crop circle pendant! This one took quite a bit of work to make!

Looking at it now, I think it is actually a bit bigger than I had originally expected to make. I like it though! I found some pretty garnet beads for embellishment and everything seems to have come together quite well. I still plan on wire wrapping the surrounding circle as well.



At the same time, I am around halfway through knitting a scarf for my grandmother! I made a scarf for a friend at Christmas and while I was making it, my grandma loved to come by and pet it. She is a better knitter than I will ever be, having made me two blankets and a huge lovely afghan for my mom, but I don't think she has ever had anyone knit anything for her. I chose a multicolored purple yarn for her since purple is her favorite color. Sadly, me being me, I started this scarf back in January. I stopped knitting on it months ago, but now I am determined to finish it up for her! It will definitely be ready by winter! Hee hee!



I used this pattern called the Tipsy Rib Scarf. I love this pattern because since it is so repetitive, I don't need to carry around instructions. Great project for beginning knitters!

New Idea...

Posted by Laurel Collins , Friday, June 4, 2010 2:41 PM

I have been having lots of fun with wire jewelry recently (for evidence, see my Etsy page...), so I think I am going to play with this medium for awhile.

So, I have been watching X-Files recently and was thinking.... What about wire crop circles? They always have such interesting designs and there are loads of different kinds out there. I can try to make them out of wire, right?

Well, I have already started! This is the first one I am playing with:



I found this crop circle picture here. Right now I have the main shapes done, but a long way to go to finish the rest of the wire wrapping. Also, I need to find some interesting new beads to add on....



That is all for the moment. Back to the crafting!