My last blog post was about our Crafteroo Pinterest Challenge, and I’ve made another item on my list – yay!
It’s another wire-wrapped ring – the tutorial is here. I’ve made a wire-wrapped ring before (see blog post about wire-wrapped jade ring), but fancied trying another with some rather nice vintage bronze wire I have. So I made myself one:
And then, just because I was feeling cocky, I made another. The second one is slightly bigger than the first (about US size 7, which means an inside diameter of about 17mm). So…I have a spare beaded ring, and I’m giving it away to one of you lovely readers!
To be in with a chance of winning, all you have to do is leave me a comment on this post before 20:00 (CET) on Friday 3rd February 2012. Please make sure I am able to contact you so I can get your address if you win. I will randomly choose one person on 3rd Feb. to receive the ring. Good luck!
Yes, I’ve given myself another earworm, and being the generous soul that I am, I had to share it with you, lovely readers.
I fought bravely against extreme laziness, and finally got round to making some more jewellery. I had recently acquired some delicious looking carnelian teardrop beads from the lovely Catinalife’s deStash shop
, and they were just sitting there, calling to me. OK, OK, so maybe they weren’t the only thing I bought from her. Can we move on, please?
Yes, so, carnelian beads. I decided I wanted to have a bash at wire wrapping them so I picked a couple of suitably juicy looking beads and had a go. And here’s what I ended up with:
Because the beads are quite dainty and light, I was able to put them onto tiny earwires. The earrings are light enough even for my feeble earlobes. Which is great news, as I wasn’t really planning on giving them to anyone else. 😀 The wrapping was a wee bit fiddly, but nothing too tricky, and for once, I didn’t need to redo or swear, not even once.
If you like gemstone beads, I can heartily recommend Catinalife’s shop – she has so many gorgeous beads. But beware, you won’t be able to buy just one thing. I tried, and failed.