When I posted my first creativity challenge, I never included pictures of the actual projects. This is because it took two photo shoots to get things right. The first batch of pictures was spoiled by the appearance of little dust particles, which took me by surprise like tiny, stealthy ninjas.
The second batch, however, turned out well! And so, without further rambling about ninjas, I present to you....
This is my very first successful stone wrap. Note the use of wire coils and just a hint of wire weaving along the sides. I'm very proud of this piece, and I can't wait to return to American Science and Surplus to buy more rough amethyst.
This was my very first attempt at wire weaving a ring, and also the first version of this particular design. I love the way the sequin flowers look paired with the seed beads! My only complaint is that I didn't add quite enough dangles -- because the way I see it, you can never have too many sequin dangles -- but that's an easy enough detail to fix.
This is my first attempt at a different type of weave from the one featured above, and I have to say, I'm thrilled with this one! Besides the weave, I'm most pleased with the fact that I was able to find copper headpins with a nice, flat head to them, as opposed to the tiny wire-wrapped ones I make. I may just have to get more!
This is an attempt at this particular weave using 24, as opposed to 26, gauge wire. I've decided I like 26 best! Still, I think this ring looks adorable with the layered sequin flower dangles. Best of all, it fits my tiny fingers!
And finally, my favorite! This was my first time working with cupped flower sequins, and I promise it won't be my last! They're at the top of my list of sparkly things to buy. Especially in red. *Drools.*
And there we have it! If you haven't checked out my Creativity Challenge series, I gently nudge you to do so. They apply to anything creative, not just jewelry. Not even just to sequins -- but come on, why would you want to leave those out? ;)
Thanks for reading! Have a sequintastic day.