Saturday, July 5, 2008

The Adventure Begins...


This is the beginning of my first week of my online workshop, Making Wire Jewelry, aka: MWJ…

I hope you enjoy this journey with me…

My first lesson begins…"An Ancient Design"

“Over four thousand years ago an Egyptian goldsmith produced a lovely and unusual necklace made entirely of wire. As far as we know, he was the first designer to use the coil principle and the first to fit coiled links together in this ingenious fashion.”

In this first lesson I had the choice of a bracelet, necklace or earrings or all three. As I tend to procrastinate, I finally decided that I would make the bracelet, with my wire choice being 20 gauge copper wire. I love copper wire! Love the look, love the feel, love the color.


8 comments:

Inspired Designs by Teresa said...

Hi Jill, beautiful job. I've made one of these bracelets out of copper too. The links lay fabulously on your wrist. Teresa

ChezChani said...

Good luck Jill. Where do you take these classes?

Jewelry Elegance by jill said...

Teresa
I decided that I wanted patina, but while I was boiling the egg, and taking more photos, I burnt the pot. So no patina on this bracelet.

Jewelry Elegance by jill said...

The workshop is online through my A.R.T. group. A great way for me to learn. This is the second workshop I've done through Artists of the Round Table, love the concept...

mygemstonebox said...

I will have to try that! You are in inspiration! Love it!
Best,
D

Jewelry Elegance by jill said...

Hi D
Always great learning something new!

Annette Piper said...

That is gorgeous. I have seen something similar but yours has a touch of the 'ancient' about it. Well done :)

Jewelry Elegance by jill said...

Annette
I'm planning on making another bracelet in 16 gauge copper wire, I want a little heavier look, and maybe a necklace.