Saturday, 25 May 2013

Wirework and Macramé

I've had great fun with the new tools I got last week. I've been playing around with some wireworking and macramé and have made a necklace incorporating both techniques. I'm delighted with the quality of the set of 7 pliers that came with my wire wrapping kit. It proves that you really do get what you pay for and I shall never use cheap pliers again. In particular the flat nose pliers were so fine that it made easy work of doing tight coils of wire flat up against the gemstone. I'm certainly going to be doing more wirework in the weeks ahead, it combines so well with gemstones. This piece was unusual for me, hardly a tiny seed bead in it apart from the detailing on the pendant. It does you good to bead out of your old comfort zone sometimes.
 


'Serena' a new piece featuring a flourite pendant with wire and  macramé

Aside from the jewellery making it's been a funny old week. I had my routine breast screening (horrible) and the plumber had to come and replace kitchen mixer tap (expensive). On the plus side there was a lovely family get-together as it is my birthday this week. No barbecue due to the weather, but warming stew and Norfolk dumplings followed by a bracing walk across the fields with doggy and 8 year old great nephew. How ancient it feels to be a great auntie!

Hope you all have a great weekend.
Val


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