Ukraine is a big cleaning.

Today my daughter and I attended a cleaning nearest park - Birchwood. We met many nice people.  The weather was cold, but no rain. We had a good fitness - all while crouching, leaning, and climbed through the bushes. Ha-ha! 
 I never thought that people can create so much garbage in such a short period of time. It was a good lesson for me. We sorted trash. Everything that can be recycled - must be recycled.
There still remains a lot of trash and we will clean again.
Daughter found a large coil. She thought it was a dumbbell. And I found a TV in parts. Lacked only console. )))


Tutorials - I need your help!

Dear friends, I need your help. 
As you know, has already created two paid tutorials about wire wrapping here. They are in demand, and I want to continue. But I can not choose what to write next:
1. Pendant Ametrine video-tutorial? It is pendant freeform.
2. Pendant-heart? It would be a simple symmetrical design and soldering of copper.
3. Pendant-key? This is a complex and asymmetric design and soldering of copper?
4. Necklace collar? This is a complex symmetrical design without soldering. Use tape and flexible connection.
And one more question. You prefer to use as a video-tutorial (but it is more expensive and longer downloadable) or PDF file with lots of photos?

I am ready to do everything.  And even more. It will be paid lessons at an affordable price. But I want to know what the most interesting.
Please tell me your opinion. It is very important to me. Thank you! :)


Sea for manatees

   I created a new jewelry made ​​of copper and Larimar. This is an amazing gem. It has a light turquoise color, the warm ocean water. 
   I dream that mankind learned to recycle their rubbish completely and the sea on the planet Earth again become clean. My dream is that wild animals, such as whales manatees lived freely. They are graceful, peaceful and defenseless.
   The bracelet is made of copper. I used solder in it. And from the pendant - a free form. Here I used the forging of thick wire, without soldering.
On etsy store.


Wire Easter egg

  There is an ancient tradition - to paint Easter eggs in Ukraine. As a child, I often did it with my mother and sister. We did "pysanka" - painted patterns molten wax, then dipped in egg onion peel.  Obtained orange egg with white pattern.
  It was a very enjoyable craft - we sat by candlelight family, were calm and unhurried conversations became closer to each other.  I love spring holiday of Easter. I myself bake festive bread for this day and decorate the eggs with his little daughter.
  But today I'll show you an egg that I made from a copper wire. I used Swarovski beads of sky-blue and ivory color. This colors very well with copper and symbolize spring sky. This egg is the size of typical chicken eggs, but I want to try to do even bigger.


Chernigiv - is a most peaceful place in the world

This is my hometown Chernigiv now. :)
I'm posting these pictures to the whole world saw how beautiful my city. Because we are Ukrainians, we are very peaceful nation and we do not want war and do not want to Russia. 


How to make a silver ring - metalsmith.

These are my findings on the internet some good instructional videos.

Soldered Stacked Rings Tutorial - Beaducation.com

How to make a simple ring of silver, even a few species, soldering - very detailed and clear lesson (25 minutes).

A ring with a stone. Solder is shown in detail, and as a stone in a frame clamp (9 minutes)

Basic Silver Smithing Making a bezel style ring Part 1