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Hi my name is Louise (Lou) and I am a craftaholic. I am in my mid twenties and live in wonderful Scotland. My addictions are jewelry making and cross stitching, I do knit and love to try other things, but these are the two that have stuck. I have been stitching ever since i can remember, but only started stitching properly when i was pregnant with my first daughter. I manage to get my fix in between looking after my two angels and hubby.

Tuesday, 6 January 2009

A try at some rings.

I have finished my final assignment for my last course and now I have a whole month to play before the next module starts, so to celebrate I got my wire out and made an attempt at some rings without the use of tutorials. A big step for me as I have not had nearly enough time to practice making wire jewelry for a long time and have only used tutorials in anything I have made. So without further ado I present my new creations...

The first is made using a black bicone glass faceted bead as the focal with a sort of herringbone weave around it. Unfortunately the light here recently has been shocking so I cant get a decent picture, this is the best I got

You can sort of see the weave, but I will have to get better pics when the weather brightens up a bit.

The second ring is an adjustable ring with three dangles. Within the weave I added some amethyst coloured seed beads for a bit of sparkle.

I have given myself the challenge of making rings for my girls tonight, they have such little fingers that I'm not quite sure how to go about it, but I have a bit of confidence back after making these so I'm sure I can manage it.
The rest of the week will probably be dedicated to stitching, I have a small chart I would like to do and would also make some progress on my HEAD project too.
Thanks for looking and I hope you have a great week.


Shelley said...

those are GREAT. I am still too much of a coward to post to the site too much of my beginner pieces.


Sherry said...

Awww, those rings are very sweet, darlin'! Your blog looks great, thanks for sharing with the world.

Meari said...

Very creative, Lou. Congrats on finishing your module.

Rene la Frog said...

Congrats on finishing your module. The rings are awesome, great job.

Carolyn NC said...

They look great - enjoy the time off!

Terri said...

Asolutely beautiful rings. Grats on finishing your Module.

Jonara Blu Maui said...

Oh you posted some rings too! haha! These are adorable! I esp love the adjustable one w/ the dangles. I really love rings..and I always want to make more but never get to it cuz I want to make them w/ pearls but need to drill the holes bigger which I'm lazy about getting my butt up and into the workshop in the garage w/ the dremel.

Jonara Blu Maui said...

Tag you're it! Info is on my blog here: tagged blog post

htimcj said...

Those rings are beautiful. I am sure your girls will love them.