Hello, everyone! Welcome to my very first Work in Progress Wednesday. The theme, as you might have guessed, is jewelry projects I'm working on, but haven't quite gotten around to finishing. To motivate myself to complete them and to share my creative process, I'll post pictures... like these!
I thought I'd share my favorite one first. This is a beady bag I'm working on. After an eight year hiatus from weaving seed beads, I found myself inspired by the wonderful work Kate McKinnon and Dustin Wedekind have been doing and absolutely itching to start weaving again. With a sequintastic twist, of course.
My plans for the bag include: adding more sequin fringe and turning the bag into a necklace... possibly adjustable. I've decided to keep it simple-ish because I want the color pattern to stand out, and not be lost in a sea of sparklies.
This is my first experiment with 10 gauge copper wire, and may I just say... I'm in love? I want to marry 10 gauge copper wire and make lots of little neck wires with it. ;)
I'm also very fond of my stainless steel utensil holder as a necklace mandrel. The ones they sell at Rio Grande are gorgeous, but too expensive! The utensil holder is just the right size for a fraction of the price. To get the nice round shape I taped the ends together and hammered the wire in sections with my rawhide mallet. Kind of like shaping a ring on a ring mandrel.
Plans for this neck wire include: adding lots and lots of sequin fringe! Which will mean making lots and lots of jump rings. I'm probably going with a red and orange color theme, but I reserve the right to change my mind.
And finally, here's another neck wire I made with the swoon-worthy copper wire. The loops in this one are a little more even because I formed each one around a mandrel. I also wrapped the wire all the way around this time, and I like the effect.
So far I've tied some ribbons to it, but I have a lot of other plans for it. It's hard to describe, so I'll just say I'm going to add a lot of colorful, crazy stuff to it, most definitely including sequins, but also including beads and metal and... and we'll see.
And that concludes WIP Wednesday! So tell me. What are you working on?
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Thanks for reading! Have a sequintastic day!