My dream is to grow long lush curls to also wear such chic combs. :) And while I create ridges for all beautiful women. And other elegant jewelry, of course. I think the combination of opaque sapphire and moonstone is very similar to the starry night.
The spirit of Christmas is getting closer and reminds me of family gatherings, gifts and fun. In the new jewelry I used traditional Christmas colors: red, white and green. I look forward to the winter with great impatience. There is a lot of snow in Ukraine every winter - it's very beautiful. Ho-ho-ho! ))))
Polishing - is the processing of materials to produce a mirror finish surface. Why patina and polished? To identify the the relief, placement of accents and expressive way. But! Solely at the discretion of the author.
I will share my impressions about the three different ways:
I tried a new way to create jewelry - absolutely no sketch. I usually draw simple sketches, even if the overall shape: round, oval, triangle ... But now I have done everything as prompted me to wire. I followed this movement was looking for melody and harmony.
My heart belongs to winter already. :) White snow, bright days and family holidays - I'm looking forward to it. So my recent photos have winter mood. Ring with lapis lazuli is ready to become the perfect gift for Christmas:
Halloween - a very interesting holiday. This is the day - a good reason to find the dark side (the vampire, witch, devil, ...). Find, accept and love. We're not angels. Sometimes experience fear, aggression, irritation. Being a "good girl" - is useless and tedious. Therefore, dressing up in monsters, we reset the mask soon and give yourself the freedom.
In this video I will teach how to make liver of sulfur and cover with a patina of copper jewelry. 1 part baking soda and 1 part of sulfur mix in a ceramic crucible. Heated on the fire until brown. All the while thoroughly. If you see a fire - blow it. Important! Work must necessarily a respirator, goggles and gloves. When the powder is cooled down - fill it with water and store in a bottle with a tight stopper, without air. Pour part of the solution to the water and soak there jewelry. When it goes dark, remove the excess with a sponge patina and polishing paste. Rinse brooch in dish detergent and cover with varnish to metal. :)
These are two videos in which you can examine in detail the process of weaving. I use 28-29 gauge wire to create a strong patterns. Base - 16-18 gauge. The action takes place in really workshop Ursula Jewelry, my work desk. Seen my tools, supplies beads, gems, my work notebook. Come for a visit, even if we are divided by the ocean! :)
How to make beads at the ends of the wire. Need burner. The burner is fueled with gas. A piece of copper wire and bend the end dipped in borax. Then send the flame up to the very end of the wire. Time to remove the flame, not to burn through the wire. I used a wire 16 gauges in the first case. And 20 gauges for the second time.
Today, I found my dream car - a car for wire work artist! :) Of course it is not well-suited for the weather conditions in Ukraine. But it is beautiful! Very thin and hard work - so many details! A Croatian company MG Vrbanus manufactures doors and fences, and for advertising they decorated wrought Volkswagen Beetle. 3500 man hours, 6 months of work, 24-carat gold leaves, 5000 Swarovsky crystals, and all that knitted with love and effort. Completely functional 1970 Volkswagen Beetle got the new bodywork made of wrought iron, and became world-famous. http://www.vrbanus.com
Recently graduated from the green onyx pendant. The design of a complex and elegant at the same time. Cabochon onyx has no holes - so fasten it securely is very difficult. The form of copper curls always get the special, it depends on the size of the gem. I try to design has turned melodic and at the first attempt.
Set of wire bracelets and necklaces "Sunny Island". It is a reminder of the summer, the ocean and the solar wind. The design looks like ocean waves. Beads Larimar look at the sky, and swarovski beads on sea foam.