I’m late getting this post up because I’ve been sick, and so has my son. We’re on the mend, but I’m still feeling a bit run down.
Anyway, if you follow Wired Heart on Facebook, you’ll see that recently I posted about making wire crocheted beads. Well, I decided to use some of them in this week’s project. When I went on my Mokume gane making spree I was trying to use up the scraps I had as best I could, so I make some swirly beads. I was trying to decide what to make with them and I decided to try a pair of earrings to start. I still have quite a few to use though. I might make more earrings, or I might try some other ideas.
I’m hoping to have another post ready in a few days, something not jewelry or polymer clay related. Keep your eyes open!
I’m late with my post this week for a number of reasons. Mostly because I’ve been under the weather most of the week (again). I can’t seem to get ahead, but I’m not complaining. I’m feeling better so I’m taking advantage of it.
Now, I’m not a caner by any means, but I don’t like just throwing my scraps into a pile and turning it into mud. A while ago I learned about something called a Stroppel Cane. I watched the video and it looked like something I could do.
As most of my readers know I have a love for Mokume Gane, so I decided to use scraps from one of my creations and make a Stroppel Cane because I loved the colors and didn’t want to waste them.
This pendant and earrings are easy, but I just love them. I’m really having fun doing this every week, making things and sharing them with my readers. I hope you’re enjoying seeing what I make as much as I enjoy sharing with you!
This past week I’ve been working on a few different things. One being this week’s necklace. I decided to make a kumihimo necklace to go with the pendant. I don’t do much kumihimo these days, but sometimes it goes perfectly with a pendant. This one is made with beading wire and I added some square silver metal beads. I don’t feel like the pictures do it justice, but it’s the best I could get.
We’re also coming up on Valentine’s Day and the end of the giveaway on my Facebook page. Make sure you enter so you can win a piece of my handmade jewelry! Keep an eye on my Facebook page because tomorrow I’m going to reveal the piece of jewelry the winner will receive!
So, this past week I went a little crazy with Mokume Gane and figuring out how to use most of the scraps I had left over. I’d say I was pretty successful for the most part. I have a thing for Mokume Gane, I always have, ever since I first discovered it. I guess because the possibilities are endless and there’s always a fun surprise when the clay is sliced.
If you’re not sure what Mokume Gane is and haven’t seen it demonstrated before, I’d be happy to create a photo tutorial and show you the step by step process of how I do it. There really isn’t a “right” or “wrong” way as far as I know. Just leave a comment below if you want to see how I achieve some of the funky patterns in my pieces.
Besides the Mokume Gane this week, I also played around with some alcohol inks, which is what I’ll be posting as my week 5 project. I have a few pendants and a pair of earrings I made using the alcohol inks in a really fun and easy way.
Also, make sure to get over to my Facebook page and enter the giveaway that runs until Valentine’s Day! In a few days I’ll be revealing the prize for the giveaway, so keep your eyes peeled! That will go up on my Facebook page as well as all the crazy stuff I did with the Mokume Gane too!