Greetings fellow soupers. Thank you Lori for such a fabulous event. You did a perfect job matching partners. Jill Bradley and I have become new long distance friends and have really enjoyed our partnership. Our exchange was made early so we both had lots of time to create many beautiful items.
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My goals are pretty much the same in this soup as others I've participated in, however my skills are a little rusty so there were some challenges. Overall I'm satisfied. Here are my pieces.
So back to the drawing board, or rather Joanns to pick up some nice chain to better tie it together. Much nicer look, I think. It can be worn short or long.
One of my goals was to try and use what you already have.
Same day I was able to use all of Jill's wonderful silver pieces to make this fun, lightweight and sweet pair of earrings. Just in time for Spring.
Finished piece. Lots of wire wrapping. I made the clasp, and added a bit of wire to the y. I'm very pleased with this one. And then, of course... earrings to match.
Earrings made to match with a big ring at the bottom.
No, I'm not done yet.... breathe.
Jill sent this beautiful silk. I'll admit I'm silk challenged too. However I do like wire and saw the perfect opportunity to marry the 2 in a fun combo. I made the silk wrapped bead using a heavy copper - 14 g - as a base, wrapped wire around that, then started wrapping the silk to hide the wire. Fat in the middle and thinner on the edges. Then 2 or 3 wraps of copper wire with a mix of copper 2mm balls, some seeds and more copper wire to hold it all together. There's one lampwork bead at the bottom for interest and of course just enough silk to "tie" it all together - slips over my head perfectly - no clasp required.