Sunday, June 23, 2013

Still Fascinated with Wire

I'm still fascinated with wire work so I thought I would post several of my latest projects.  One of the neatest things I have discovered through a friend is the Lazee Daizee Viking Knit tool.  Created by Stephanie Eddy, this wonderful tool makes the most beautiful chains.  Check out Stephanie's site for a youtube video and demonstration.  You can order directly through her website as well.

Viking knit chain
Crocheted apple tree
The chain pictured here is made with the 1/4" tool and 28 gauge wire.  I covered the cabochon with a free form crochet frame made with 26 gauge wire.  I've added the apple tree using 2.5mm Swarovski bicones in olive and siam.   I created the design as I went and it was an enjoyable project. 

Tree of life pendant
I took a class at the Brazoria Library's bead club.  It was a fun project creating another tree.  It's wonderful to have willing teachers to share their knowledge.

Bird nest pendant
Last month I took a class at the Bead Attic, our local bead shop.  We made this cute bird nest pendant.

After completing my crazy quilt I seem to have lost my creativity.  I'm hoping it will return soon.  In the meantime I am thoroughly enjoying my new source of creativity.