On March 13, Frank and I took a second jewelry class from Christina Thorne: Wire work.
For sure, the ol boy manipulates wire nicely and precisely. Here is his work done during class
Jump rings, earring hooks, decorative curves, clasps - hooks and loops, coils, pounded ends, wire wrapped stone. The various wood rods were used to help with shaping the curves.
no where near as precise
Soooooo, now I'm working on manipulating Frank -- wanting him to do the stringing, wire work etc for the Felt bead necklaces. Got him working on one now. Yipee. Won't load him up with all of the ones I want done at once. But maybe bring out one a week or so.
Between the two classes we took from Christine, Frank, practiced making links.
Necklaces with glass beads on copper wire. He really made some lovely links.
As for me, continuing with felt flowers. Alchemy had arrived in time to help finish up a few. Plus she picked out on style to make for herself.
Alchemy helped design and sew the Tiny Pink Flower Fascinator she is wearing here. The other items include a Silk and Wool Brooch, A Bunny in the Flower Patch Fascinator, Two Plaid Flower brooches, and and two Crocheted Felt Flower broochs.
Alchemy is playing with the flowers now, while I do laundry.
**Alchemy is the knitted Meerkat, one of the World Traveling Meerkats created by Heather of Nifty Knits. We are thrilled to have Alchemy as a house guest this week.