Necklace and bracelet were both handmade with 14, 16 and 18 gauge copper wire. The S loops were all hand-formed from 14 gauge, and hammered for texture, the jumprings were hand-cut from 16 gauge, and the wrapped eye loops with the porcelain beads were made form 18 gauge. The hand-formed clasp is made from 16 gauge.
I have wanted to redo my kitchen cabinets for quite some time, but was not sure what I wanted. Then I ran across some distressed furniture where they used some paint called chalk paint (not chalk board paint). It is Anne Sloan brand…It is for Italian style furniture. It is supposedly very durable. And there is no prepping involved. That made it sound even better. You just paint it over the varnish, stain, old paint or whatever. ..
Here are some of my flower beds that I been working on…I just made this flower bed this year so I could plant a palm tree. Right now the flowers seem to have out grown the palm. Kevin my metal donkey stands near the palm. I bought him when I went to visit my girls and grand-kids.
How to make a rustic wooden candle holder…I found this wood block with the holes already cut and the metal cross, at the Canton’s First Monday Trade Day….
This cute little handcrafted whimsical wooden bunny would look cute sitting on any shelf. He is handcut from pine, sanded and hand-painted. A little carrot dangles from one hand.
I made this bracelet when entering the Handmade Artists “TRASHY CONTEST”…To enter the contest, the item had to be made by you, and the main element must be something that would be considered…
This cute little handcrafted dainty bracelet was made from 18 gauge copper wire and 6mm turquoise colored magnesite gemstones…I first cut my wire to make eyepin and added two stones to each
This unique handmade bracelet is made from figure-eight shaped loops instead of the standard four separate jumprings…..It was made by making 16gauge copper figure eight loops, then I connected all of them together with 16gauge copper 5mm hand-cut jumprings.
While on vacation we went to the Wimberley Glassworks Demostration. Here are some pictures of them making a vase.
This bracelet is made from 18gauge copper wire, and semi precious gemstones/fancy jasper, 20cm. First I made eyepin wrapped links with the fancy jasper. Then I connected them together with hand-cut S links that I made. I made another chain with just the S links, and then connected the two together with a 16gauge copper […]