Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Rings & Sparkly Things



I've been working on some rings from Sharilyn Miller's DVD Rings of Beauty. Here are my first results, done in copper before I move on to the much more expensive sterling silver wire. I'm pretty pleased with them.




Here's a detail shot. I can see it's going to take some practice to make a ring a particular size. I start out wrapping the wire around the mandrel, but when I secure the wire later it changes the size a little, especially on the rings with a bead. The beaded rings always seem to come out bigger than I intended. That's what practice is for though, and over all I'm excited about making them and pleased with my initial results.

4 comments:

Janet said...

I linked to your blog through Bead on a Wire yahoo group. I love your copper work. I checked out your etsy store and I love the lavender and copper bracelet. I may have to buy it :). Your work is beautiful.

Leslie Todd said...

Thanks, Janet. I'm just getting into the wirework. I love it.

Mei said...

Leslie, this is a beautiful variation to the herringbone weave. Herringbone weave is one of my favorite and I love the swirl added to them.

Leslie Todd said...

Thanks, Mei. I bought one of your tutorials recently and plan on trying it next. I just got in more 20 gauge wire this weekend with that in mind.