Thursday, September 3, 2009

A Few More Examples of My Work: New and Old

It's been awhile, hasn't it!  I hope you like the new look and feel of my blog.  I changed templates because the old one was giving me a kind of squeezed-in feeling.  This one has (and hopefully you'll agree) a more expansive atmosphere.

I decided to play around with my oldest digital camera, my Nikon Coolpix 800.  Even though it eats batteries by the landfill-full (say that ten times real fast) this thing is a real workhorse (as long as it's plugged in), and one of the most honest cameras I've come across.  And by honest I mean that it gives no quarter to an object with flaws.  Sometimes it's too honest.  It was great when I used to sell antique pottery and porcelain on Ebay, where you really want to be up front about chips and cracks.  Trust me, this baby showed everything.

So I tried it on some of my jewelry...and here are some of my beauties:

This is a free-form pendant I made by wrapping a tight ball of paper towel with 16 gauge wire, ripping out the towel, and pounding it into a doming block.
This is a link necklace I made from (roughly) directions from a back issue of Art Jewelry Magazine.  Although it was a real pain to make, it gets me a lot of compliments.
These lovelies were super easy to make, but I think I'll add a few more pearls, mostly the white briollettes.

I don't do much antiquing, but I had to with these hoops in order to see the rugged edge and the wrapping.