Monday, 15 February 2016

Organic wirework - going with the flow

My 'Meadow Stream' necklace is well under way. I've kept true to my original vision and the wire meanders through the design. I will be adding sterling silver highlights when the copper framework is in place. Once finished the piece will be given a patina with liver of sulphur and I will buff out the highlights.

Wirewrapping is a technique I truly love, it combines my passions for shape and texture. When I attended silversmithing classes I had the opportunity to explore lots of different techniques, and I realised early on that I was never going to lose my love of beautifully coloured beads. Wirewrapping is a wonderful way to introduce colour into metalwork.

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