Thursday, April 16, 2009

And now for something completely different ... again!

handcrafted jewelry necklace sterling silver flowers poppies
I had a little more luck with the design I blogged about here. When I started this piece, I actually planned ahead a bit (not my strong suit) and thought to texture the silver disc before doing anything else to it.

Using my rolling mill and my Secret Material, I achieved a very nice leaf texture. I also used my rolling mill to deboss the stems. Brass wire is just the right hardness to leave a nice impression in the silver.

I used some different silver beads as the flowers for a little variety. Hence the name of the piece: One Daisy . Two Poppies.

There are some more pieces in progress with this same theme. I also plan on getting better at melting the back end of the silver wire. Practice, practice, practice.

7 comments:

Anji Gallanos said...

Love this and I admittedly am a bit jealous of your rolling mill. The daisy in the middle works great.

cindy shake said...

Vicki, you're definitely on a roll! This piece is wonderful.

Pricilla said...

I really like these, Vicki!

K S Jewellery Designs said...

Love this pendant - I have really been enjoying your blog and seeing your new designs as they develop - thanks for sharing.
Kristin :)

Michelle said...

love it... didn't catch the first blog, but it looks like a great use for scrap bits of fancy head pins that I'm always bummed to waste.

Deronda designs... said...

Smokin Hot! I love it.

Orion Designs said...

Thank you all for the nice comments!