I’ve been playing around with chain.
I’m a big fan of “sticky-outy” stuff in my necklaces and bracelets and wanted to
work on some ideas that have been simmering in the dark scary recesses of my brain lately.
So here, I used brass chain and altered it with enameled copper dumbbells.
I like the twig-like look of it.
So of course I made a bird to match and be the focal point… along with a metallic feather that goes beautifully with the oxidized copper don’t you think? And I also made a little pink enameled heart to dangle in there somewhere. The last step will be to make a Copper Clay clasp. I’ll oxidize that, and then put it all together.
Since I was already working with the copper wire, I also wove a little copper nest. The eggs came out of the kiln this morning, along with Mama ( I didn’t get a picture of her yet… she’s shy).
And on a completely unrelated topic…. aren’t these tangerines pretty? I don’t think I’ve ever seen
citrus at the supermarket with leaves still attached. It sold me…. had to take them home.
A new nesting sculpture is done. I really like the look of the wire woven nest on this one.
I’m cleaning out the basement today…. we’ll be turning it into my new studio…. a few challenges are involved…. figuring out some kind of a pump system for a sink, so I can have one down there…as it’s below the septic system, and installing a drop ceiling, and water sealing the walls and floor.
Lots to do, but it should be great when it’s finished… a LOT more room!
So I’m doing a bit of nesting as well….. feels good.
Have a great weekend!!