Thursday, July 30, 2009

Worth the Wait

At long last Din had sometime to take pictures of my creations. It took a while since he came from Malaysia. He came back exhausted, sickly and stressed out. To top it all, the first Monday when he got back he had to be at the office to entertain a visitor from the project he was into. That first week back was hell for both of us. Luckily the second week was a bit slow both in the home front and at the office. Yesterday, I was so happy when he told me that he will be taking pictures of my work as soon as he gets up. Yay!

And so here they are:This was the first ever wirework I did. After burying myself at Donna Spadafore's site and at Jewelry Lessons by Eni Oken and friends, here is the finished product. I used a murano glass like centerpiece, copper coated wire for the base wire and copper wire for weaving. Thanks Donna for your inspiration and tutorials. Thanks too at for the tips, techniques, tutorials and the gallery. Cheers!

My second attempt. I think it turned out to be just fine. It took me the whole evening to make this. I used murano glass like for the center bead, aluminum wire as base wire and copper wire for weaving. I really had a superb time coiling manually. It took my breath away! Maybe I should try coiling with a drill sometime or better yet get myself a coiling gizmo! Saves time but would strip me off the happiness I feel for every coil I make. Haha!

It was really worth the wait. Thanks Honey for the great pictures. I owe you one!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Jewelry Lessons

About 3 days ago I stumbled upon a site that teaches people how to make jewelries. Jewelry Lessons by Eni Oken and Friends. I thought I would find a lot of tutorials on how to help me spice up the projects I am into now. But lo and behold! jewelry lessons is a site for wire lovers! And what a coincidence that I am bored with my free hand wire designs and wanted to put on more. opened my eyes to a new world with wire. A world where the saying "the possibilities are endless" is so TRUE. I have been up burning the midnight oil browsing through the site's many tutorials (downloaded the free ones *wink*), reading the articles and tips section, giving out comments and familiarizing myself with their more than a hundred teachers' work of art. Still I couldn't get my eyes off the site, the excitement keeps on mounting with every page I read. :)

Because of my craft table is in chaos now with everything I have that could help me with my first serious wirework. I just have to decide on what to do and how to execute my plan. :) For that.....stay tuned!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Back to Work

I had a blast spending time with my sister, her family and our big family in the province and here in Manila, most especially in Hong Kong. We had the chance to travel together and visit HK again. It was the best bonding time ever. :) Vacation time though was over when my sister flew back to Abu Dhabi first week of this month.

I on the other hand started working in preparation for an upcoming bazaar sometime in August. I started my luck with making jewelry using wire. I spent a week working with making earrings--new projects that I want to showcase for the upcoming bazaar. I also tried my hand with bracelets using half hard wires. Yes, I had those frustrated out of the world moments! LOL! But I did get it right (as per my standards) :) Now Im into making wire pendants. Easy to make, free hand one of a kind wirework designs. I havent decided yet if I will put beads on them though. Maybe I will, just to give more dimension and weight.

I'll share some of my work with you when Din takes photos of them. Soooon!!!!