"Copper Vines and Graps" A cooper filligree cuff with a polymer clay focal and copper rivets.
"Wire Doodle Cuff" consists of a core of one thick copper wire, then embraced with various thickness of brass and copper wire and tubing.
( it's full name - Blue and Copper Holidays).
I made this one for the South Bay Polymer Clay Guild's 2008
gift exchange and potluck.
Phoenix Cruise". I made this one for the Polymer Paradise
2008 Carribean Cruise.
Cha Cha" bracelet. Tis part of the first real bracelet/pendant
set I've ever made. I used one of my PhotoEZ stencils to
apply the flowers, then added a few little embellishments.
Named 'Cha Cha' because I made this set as demo samples
for Donna Kato's clay at the CHA 2007 show.
Cha pendant & bracelet set.
second bracelet for 2006. Variation on a theme. I wanted
to use sterling silver instead of brass. But I still slipped
in a little brass and copper.
I made the bezels just before
Sandy Camp 2006, decorated them during Sandy Camp (which
is held at Warner Springs Ranch in southern CA) and patina-ed
it just after the event. Wonderful event, wonderful place.
So I'm calling this one "Warner Spring's Energy".
the curls and waves remind me of waterfalls, so I'm call
this pendant and cuff set "Victoria's Set".
is the final version of "Golden Leaves".
I wanted to incorporate more polymer clay.
While initially concerned about altering,
it turned out to feel better and, I feel,
look more balanced in design.
Golden Leaves featured as a project
in Art Jewelry Magazine's July 2007 issue and
their 2011 Polymer Pizzazz 2
Leaves" My first new bracelet for
the 2006, just in time for autumn.
The above photo was the 1st version.
Three of the links are
composed of brass
and one of ivory colored polymer clay and
Cupris". My first bracelet for August 05. This time
it's nearly all copper with a faux lapis focal. And I am
actually modelling it! Note hairy arm!
My second sterling silver woven wire & beaded cuff. I selected
the bead colors in spirit of the upcoming 4th of July. The
oval focal bead is definitely impressive in design, weight
and thus impressive in price!
by the Woven Wire class (by Lisa Claxton) I took at the
& Button show! This is a sterling silver wire cuff with
Bali silver and glass beads. Gasp! Not a molecule of polymer
clay in the whole thing!
or Box chain maille bracelet with hematite focal bead.
My third sterling silver woven cuff. I
felt like Pink for the focal! Don't worry, it doesn't happen
A bangle-ized cuff? Honestly, I haven't checked out the
difference between the terms; cuff, bangle, etc., but I wear
this thing on my wrist.
This is a non-woven
"Brass & Glass" all the way! Sterling silver
is definitely nice, but brass is more of my kind of wire.
I just don't know why. ;-)
"Fire in the Hole!" My 5th cuff is accompanied by
a matching necklace pendant! This time it's woven brass wire
- 28 ga. Sterling is nice, but brass hits my comfort zone better.
The focal piece in the cuff and pendant are faux polymer clay
with brass embellishments. Both focals are framed with solid
Why the name? While
making the pendant of this set I had my very first polymer
clay oven fire! Yup, after 13 years of error-free baking,
I blew it and blew it big time! :D
I wasn't too upset,
since the resulting mess was really rather impressive.
The total collection that I stuck in the oven included
several index cards for the pendant to rest on and the
pendant itself which was composed of a brass wire frame,
some brass nails and polymer clay. When activating the
oven to bake, I apparently set the oven to microwave instead
of convect. You can imagine the consequences.
But the wire frame
was only dirty. not damaged, so I gave it a second chance
by using it in the pendant you see above.
"My Beloved". My latest woven cuff with a faux Lapis
heart shaped focal. Click the image to see a larger image.
Click here to
see the heart in detail close-up.
The faux lapis
heart is built upon a heart-shaped brass frame with brass
tubes soldered to the frame to allow the bracelet's warp
wires the flexible movement needed with a cuff bracelet
design that needs to flex a lot.
My first bracelet, ever! At the time, I wasn't into wearing
things on my wrists or fingers, I had to try making one.
The cane slices that decorate the surface reminded folks
of flames, hence the name. This image shows the same
item from top and bottom views.
closed round maille was the first chain I wanted to make
but it became the 3rd one I made. The trick is finding
directions that were clear to me.
I started this
pattern several times, but got stuck fairly early each
time. I couldn't decipher any of the instructions I found.
Thankfully, Chris Weisiger (Derakon)
produced great instructions. His update worked for me!
I really love this pattern.