A chronicle of the meanderings, false starts (which in retrospect, while sort of embarrassing turned out to be highly instructive), epiphanies, selective apathy (still evolving), wild mood swings, opinions (subject to frequent change), and life lessons of an inveterate dabbler (and her latest dabblings).
Monday, May 28, 2012
One More Bail Experiment All Grown Up
I saw a great bezel-set stone pendant on Flickr, by Susan Fincher of Libellula Jewelry, with a great bail construction and was inspired to try something similar, but without soldering (still afraid of the oxygen tank so I have't fired up my new torch yet. I'm such a sissy.) I decided to try something similar with this horse eye donut:
I let it sit around for a while, and re-antiqued it and re-tumbled it, before I decided to leave it like it was. But I wasn't sure what to do with it. When my sari silk came from Mudhound Studio, that seemed like the thing for it. The slatey-teal colored silk seemed to draw out the teal green in the stone (red creek jasper, maybe?) I wrapped some little copper bones around it to sort of give it a pillowy effect. I recently did some coils with copper strips that I was intending to use to cover up wire wrap on ribbon ends, and decided to try them on here. They worked pretty well. I'm sure there are other ways to use them to.
Well, my battery is running low so I better sign off!