So here we are then Week 10 first
I was actually off ill with a bit of a bug this particular week from work, but I did manage to put a pair of earrings together just before I was ill. I used some of my spiky pod like headpins in a deep dark blue CIM glass called Trade Winds, well originally I thought it was CIM Marine but when I checked the other day, I had it wrong, they are called Marine Spiky Pod Earrings, it doesn't matter as they are for me.
My own large earring hooks
I used black patinated brass metal bead caps and beads along with black patinated wire which I used for the hooks but I think it could be copper wire, these came from Fallen Angel on Etsy. I have others which I intend to use very soon as well.
I couldn't sell these headpins as I had dropped them after a photo shoot, so I just had to keep them for myself, not that you can see the tiny scratch on them. Plus I need a pair of earrings in these colours for a top I don't have any jewellery for anyway!! I do enjoy making jewellery for myself but I just never seem to get round to it much anymore!!
Right onto Week 11 then
I am getting to my torch at least once or twice a week now, as I really am determined to get more beads made along with new designs in headpins, cabs, well anything I can come up with.
I am still practising with my flowers and thought I would have a little go at putting one onto a cab, not sure if its quite good enough just yet, its a work in progress....
I will give it another go but maybe different petals next time, maybe a pansy!!!
I am enjoying my time playing!!
Oh and here is the rose bud you can see in the background
Its sort of between a full rose and bud really, maybe we'll call it semi-opened!! Ha ha!!