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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

A Little Experiment


Before I left for camping, I started this piece. It looked a bit different before I left. I was really stuck on this one because I wasn't happy with how it was turning out. Happily, I knew what to do when I got back. I really didn't want to scrap it. I had been scrapping an awful lot of pieces.

I think the bail is pretty cool. It is quite strong, being hammered.
This is the first one I've done using this approach. With future pieces, there are a few tweaks I will try. Hope you like it. :)

4 comments:

  1. This is lovely! I'm drooling over the stone. What a wonderful way to wrap the stone. It deserves to be seen and you've accomplished that wonderfully. Looks to me as though you've wrapped it upside down so the decoration is at the bottom? Wonderful idea. I've done it on the sides with a top bail but never tried this. Can you tell I like it? Happy Wrapping,
    Lois

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  2. Well Done! I really like the look of the strong yet simple bail. There is just enough coiling and swirl to add interest but this design lets the cab be the star of the piece. Your time away with nature allowed you to look with refreshed eyes at this piece. Beautiful!

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  3. Hi Lois! I can tell you like unusual bails, that's for sure. I don't blame you, I am always looking at different ways to do them. Yes, this is wrapped upside down. I do it a lot.

    The pink in this rhodochrosite is translucent. You can't tell by the picture, but it really makes it glow. :)

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  4. Hi Christine,

    Yes, my time away from it all was great. It gave me a renewed perspective. I'm just sitting down to try some other things, now.

    Up in the mountains there wasn't even phone service. No power, either. It was weird being away from the computer and all my friends, but I enjoyed it just the same. :)

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