The good news is I have lots of pretty things to show you. And, since pictures speak louder than words, I'm adding quite a few.
I've been using brass in my wirework recently. Specifically red brass or 'Nu Gold.' It's gorgeous. The colour is something like gold filled, it's very responsive, and fantastic to use. Heather Rats of Mama's Craft Room swapped me the wire, and I can't thank her enough for introducing me to it. (Check out her Autumn Harvest necklace a couple posts down, soo beautiful!)
I love making my own earwires, so, naturally, the first thing I made was earrings. Here are a few...
|Brass, lampwork by Tania Grey, and agate gemstones|
|Agate gemstones, brass, and vintage glass melon beads from Old Bicycle Shop|
|Brass, lampwork by Tania Grey, vintage lucite, and glass crystals|
|Hammered brass and glass crystals|
|Hammered brass hearts|
|Brass, lampwork by Tania Grey, and vintage glass beads from Old Bicycle Shop|
|Hammered brass and magnesite|
Some of these earring sold at my show, but the rest are going in my Etsy shop, once it's open. But I couldn't stop with earrings. How about some other rings? I started with a couple of wire wrapped gemstone rings.
|Moss agate and garnet wire wrapped rings in brass|
How about amethyst? The color of this stone was hard to catch in our overcast light in England. You'll have to believe me when I say it's a beautiful, intense purple.
|Faceted amethyst gemstone and brass ring|
I thought I'd try a different style of ring. I made the bands differently on these and used glass pearls. These took a lot less time to make, but are still lovely.
|Glass pearls and brass|
|Rose quartz, peridot, and brass ring|
I just realized there's another turquoise ring I didn't photo, but it's a lot like the moss agate one. These are so fun to make and were popular for ogling at my show. Hope you've enjoyed seeing my new work, too!