Of Wings And Wire

Those that know me know I never stop looking for that next adventure in crafting. The past few weeks I have been tampering with metal in particular wire. While I have had experience beading I have not designed with wire itself.

While I love designing anything this is one art that has really tested my patience. I typically like things that I can complete pretty quickly with the exception of painting. I can do a painting in a few hours and sometimes it may take a week or longer.

I think some days there must be a little angel perched on my shoulder to keep me focused. Otherwise, I would surely wreak havoc with some of my projects.

Wire wrapping is not difficult but is time consuming. Here are some of my completed projects to date:

If you are interested in learning this craft there are great videos on both YouTube and Rumble.

Expand your horizon and learn a craft. May God richly bless you.

Bead By Bead

So today I have been beading. I started out the day doing simple earrings:

Simple beads threaded on an eye pin.

This afternoon I started a Native American style fringe earring. These are worked with very small seed beads added to a beading needed. You first start by making a ring and then working back through half of them to start the brick pattern. These take quite a while to complete but worth the effort. There are patterns on pinterest and on the Fire Mountain Gem website.

Seed bead fringe earring.