Monday, July 14, 2008

Wire weaving bug

I got this bug from Carmel... after seeing her beautiful jewellery, she mentioned a book on her blog, and my local library (Fremantle) just happened to have it on the shelves! So I borrowed it and I had to try (having had a quick but informative demo from Carmel) and I did.
This is the wire work
Silver weaving
and inspired by what Carmel had done but not having the same little gizmos, I finished mine with a Krafty Lady mould (of course)... I rolled a ball, pushed the wire in it, and pressed it into the mould. I'm very happy with the design.

Well, that was fun, I then had to try with three wires, and wider! Well, nice, but sheesh, mistakes show up quite a bit, and it's not as easy to undo as knitting!!
Copper weaving

Anyway, it's been fun, still I have no idea how to finish the copper one... and I'm sure the "mistakes" won't show as much when it's a piece of jewellery!

You can see Carmel's wire creations here and here.


Heather T. said...

Wow, that's awesome!!! I can't even get wire off the spool without it going in 5 different directions at once, and never again regaining its once-pristing smoothness...

Myléne Hillam said...

Wow! These look great France. The buttons on the end are the perfect finishing touch - love it, love it, love it!

Anonymous said...

I am not a wire working person, but your attempts are lovely!

Anonymous said...

I love those France, the polymer clay is a great touch! Did you have to hammer the wire after braiding, to harden it?

Julie H said...

Ooh very nice France! You are so versatile.

Dawnie said...

looks pretty cool to me France. I think miss Carmel has inspired us all ! Love the use of the KL moulds too.
Love it !

Dawnie T

Genevieve said...

These look great France, it's always nice to try something new. Thanks for visiting my blog, sometimes I think I'm blogging to myself (lol). As for Linda B's tute, I've had lots of time to blog surf in the last week and I reckon Linda's stuff is yummo.

Hope to see you at Friday's SAJ's (i'll see how the toe feels).