wire ... metal ... fibre .... unique handcrafted jewelry and accessories for men and women

Friday, February 26, 2010

fuzzy friday

flower ring - side


A new ring and a new technique.

Exploring needlefelting with wire crochet - voila! a flower ring (and the loos end of wire will be 'incorporated').

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

wordless wednesday: speechless with joy

 first gallery submission accepted .........

Sunday, February 21, 2010

monday "mojo"?

start of something


Maybe I've got my handcrafting mojo back?

I finished off the wire crochet evening class last week (relax! there's another set coming up after Easter if you're in the Lower Mainland BC) with making wire beads and stringing them up. This (above) was just an example but I think it will soon be part of a whole necklace (something similar to this).

Ah ... inspiration!

Friday, February 19, 2010

wire crochet kits

New wire crochet kits will be appearing in my Etsy shop in the next week. Stay tuned for candy pinks (tinned copper with pink beads), ginger (copper wire with fiery beads), forget-me-not blues (silver wire with pastel blues) and the all-new imperial purples (tinned copper with a rich purples mix).
pastels purple constellation cuff
Kits will include wire, bead mix and crochet hook with step-by-step instructions (plus illustrations) and a simple wire hook clasp to complete.

So for those who cannot attend my wire crochet classes, this might just be the next best thing (or as a solution for what to get the crafty crafter in your life as gift!)

A definite one-of-a-kind project, and possibly the start of a new hobby?

Note: these are already available in my Artfire studio.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

wordless wednesday: my studio

SPT June 12th

working at the bench (also my computer table)

studio re-vamp

new storage layout (and hidey hole)

mermaid on the bench

on one side of the bench

bench in the sun

my new summer workspace!

garden bench

or maybe here!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

fluorite and pink quartz bracelet

New three-strand wire crochet bracelet in the inventory.
This one is crocheted with tinned copper (for a subtle victorian silver shine) and incorporates fluorite gemchips with pink quartz tablets into the mix.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Faberge - a history

Not sure why, but when I first made a multi-coloured wire crochet cuff it reminded me of work by Faberge.

The first cuff was crocheted in tinned copper with freshwater pearls. It was one of the first mesh bracelets I made. It sold at a craft fair (I think - record keeping was a little sketchy then) but the name hung around.

The next "Faberge" was in copper with an even more exotic mix of freshwater pearls. I liked it so much that the cuff was recreated three times.

Then a customer mentioned she would be interested in one in silver wire, so I made one in argentium sterling and LOVED the combination of shiny wire with pearls.

.... and then I went back to tinned copper ..... but tried a string of multi-gemchips. Voila! A new "Faberge" is born.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentines Day

heart drops, originally uploaded by ebbandflo_pomomama.

I'll be spending mine in the gift shop at Port Moody arts centre (come on down for those very last minute gifts).
Also thinking of going to see "Holmes" at the local cinema this evening. Any takers?

Saturday, February 13, 2010

everyone needs ......?

.... more cufflinks?
Well, that's my opinion so my week has been full of reaching out to other venues to market/sell my wares.
and I haven't been creating much stuff as a consequence.
Hopefully one will lead onto the other.


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

wordless wednesday

.... just finished some jury application packs (wish me luck!)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

wordless wednesday

mermaid detail, originally uploaded by ebbandflo_pomomama.

a new mermaid

chainmaille detail on mermaid

Monday, February 1, 2010

wire crochet class at Port Moody Arts Centre

I will be teaching a wire crochet class at Port Moody Arts Centre starting this Wednesday. We will cover basic stitches, chain and mesh. Students will create their own bracelet and choker necklace set, plus a mesh cuff and wire beads.
The class is suitable for beginners and novices. Initial supplies will be provided.
Classes run for three Wednesdays, starting at 7pm on 3rd February, and cost $65 plus supplies. There are still a few places left - please call 604 931 2008 ext. 101 to register.

red flower cuff

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