Monday, May 11, 2009

Coiled wire @ ZNE Convenzione with Ruth Rae

Yet another amazing class with an amazing artist, Ruth Rae. We made these delightful necklaces from 16, 18, 20 gauge copper wire. Yes, bare naked straight pieces of wire that we coiled up in secret ways using a drill. POWER TOOLS RULE! And we used sharp metal things to cut with. Ok, lots of pliers and wire cutters. I"m still amazed by how this piece came together. Ruth was so patient with all of us as we did weird things to our jump rings and grimaced at the drill. My first real adventure in jewelery making, beyond stretchy cord and beads. I love it! Ok, now where has my dh hidden the drill? Check out this link to Ruth's blog. That's me seated at the back left of the photo!

1 comment:

HeArt Collective said...

you made a stunning piece of jewelry! it was such a joy to hang out with you and play and shop and have dinner. thanks so much for being one of the highlights of the ZNE event.
big sunny california hugs!