As promised here are a few other pieces that I have recently finished. It sure has been nice to be back in the studio. I can’t wait until I figure out how to balance everything and make it in there even more.
This first set it made with some lampwork beads from one of my favorite glass artists. her name is Laura Critchfield. She does some of the most amazing things with glass rods and a torch.
The next two pieces are earrings I have had fun with. The first pair is simply some sterling sheet, textured and oxidized. I love these things. The ear wire isn’t really bent, just the way the light hit it. The second pair is a beautiful faceted set of Botswana Agates. They have the most wonderful colors of pink, purple and gray.
These next two pieces are some that I have done in classes while teaching various techniques. The first one I made while teaching a soldering and bezel setting course. The star pendant was one that I did Saturday while teaching piercing, soldering and riveting. The beautiful little bead was made by Cheryl Gangle. It has been riveted on to the piece after balling up the one end of the wire.
This next piece is a great one. I am afraid the stunning color of the dark purple amethyst doesn’t show very well in this picture, but believe me, the color is wonderful. I textured a piece of sterling silver, punched out the disc and soldered the bezel on. I had a d different type of bail in mind when making the piece, but changed my mind after the stone had been set. I really like the gracefulness of this bail much better than the one that had been planned.
The last piece is one of my favorites, aren’t they all?
This is made with one of the fabulous stones I got while in Indonesia. The color is a deep red/pink. It is crystal clear! You can’t see it in the picture, but you can see right through the to designs on the back of the pendant and the light really bounces around inside this one. I haven’t identified the stone with certainty yet, but I am thinking it is either Spinel or perhaps even a type of Beryl. Either way it is a stunning stone. Just like the amethyst in the previous post, it just glows in the light. The design in the “petals” have been pierced and drilled. It turned out much better than I thought it would. But I do like it all the same.