Showing posts from May 8, 2009

Rebirth of the Goddess

Ah, my latest and (in my opinion) my greatest project to date. Let me first begin by giving credit where credit is due. These gorgeous lampwork beads were created by Moon Stumpp, you can find her work on Etsy at Mixed Media Jewelry, or see my sidebar for her blog and in the "websites I like for lampwork" section.
Most of all the techniques used to create this piece were taught by Sharilyn Miller, who can also be found in my sidebars. Great news too! She has just started another blog of wire jewelry tutorials: Stop by and check it out!

The beautiful spiral disc is wrapped and has added spirals in copper. I made the twisted wire jump rings as I've made before, and the copper tube beads were fun to make! Such a great appearance they have and statement they can make especially for this type of necklace design. Rather old, warrior, ethnic looking artifacts if you will. Lots of texture have been applied; deep oxidation for that "reli…