Friday, August 21, 2009

Leather tooling post to come. for the boys and men folk

These are key chain coin holders.
I will be tooling them as personal gifts.
I found a set of leather working tools years back.
Us old timers used good tools so whenever you can find a nice tool grab it.
Tools are a rich treasure.
A good tool is worth its weight is gold for with it you can withhold... your gold... by making things yourself.
Beading them for a gift from my heart.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Copper/Brass with glass

Good Day to ya
Christmas coming on fast now I best keep to many tasks
Many gift to create.

Today the design is carried out from the form I can see in the glass

I find copper a very pretty metal. I had to use these bad boys to close the links for the strength of the brass is very substantial.
This is a technique that I enjoy called rosary work.
Only this is on a large scale.
The delicacy of most rosary work uses fine linking.
I snipped off the eye pin and then formed a larger eye to accommodate the brass ring.

The set is still in the creative phase.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Altered findings bracelet

Sometimes it is fun to play with a concept design for a new look.

Cats eye round beads will be replaced I think with a flat bead for more comfort.
Reading my bi-monthly beading magazine I came across and article on bending findings around large beads...made me think what if I bent them around my wrist to form a bracelet .
I have a few design flaws to shake out but I really like it.