Mom and I are participating in Sally's Make A Statement Jewelry Challenge. I thought this would be a fun way for me and mom to get back into the swing of things on the creation front. For the challenge, Sally asked us to make a statement piece: a bold and unique piece of jewelry.
Well, here is the process of how we went about it and then I will share the end product.
Mom drew up the pattern for the bib necklace we wanted to create. Just so you all know, if you didn't already know, I hate to measure or do anything math related. So, thank goodness for mom!!!! I am glad she took on this challenge - and yes - we are scanning this so it doesn't get lost for future pieces. Mom drilled holes in each of the circles and filed/sanded each one before I enameled each one.
These are the beads I ended up making for the piece - at first mom wasn't sure if she liked them - but after they were cleaned she was happy with them. We just had to figure out what to use as accent beads.
Here are the pieces being enameled last weekend. Yes, it isn't fun to enamel those little buggers!
Mom assembling all the circles with jump rings. Tedious!
And then my setup to take pictures of the piece. Trying to get a good shot was interesting.
So - finally our statement piece:
The beads were made with a base of clear glass and then rolled in colored frit. The beads were then strung on beading wire with accent beads.
Here is a close up of the small circle pendants. When I sprinkle the enamel on the copper I have to make sure all the copper is out of the holes so the enamel doesn't fill the holes when I put it in the kiln. I actually use a dental pick that my grandpa used for detailed work.
To see the other participants please click on the below list:
Karin Grosset Grange
Beth McCord -You are Here
If you can't view the participants please click here to go to Sally's blog.
Thanks for reading!