Friday, 8 August 2014

Venetian Dreams - a new wire wrapped necklace

They say that a picture paints a thousand words and I find that is true of jewellery making too. I'm constantly surprised by the many ways that you can express your ideas and feelings by making a wearable work of art. These shapes were originally made for something completely different - and it firmly took on a life of it's own after looking at pictures of Venice - in particular masks and gondolas. I decided to listen to my intuition and go off in this new direction. The shapes in copper with sterling silver soldered inside them provided the base onto which I am wrapping copper and sterling silver. Figure of eight shapes made from sterling will go in between. I have some very nice oval sterling belcher chain to finish the back with a sterling clasp. Here it is in the very early stages of the wrap.

 

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