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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Wire Wrapped Bails and Not

Bet y'all thought I was gone for good, huh? LOL! Well, I'm baaaaaack....

I'm sure you can relate. I was in a slump. I wasn't making anything new. I was boring myself to death. Cabbing was taking up a lot of my time and energy and then I got bored with that and felt a renewed interest in wire work. I decided that I would try to take a new approach to break from my shell. As y'all know, my work doesn't incorporate a lot of coiling, weaving and curls. So, my options were pretty limited. Time to think outside the box. What can I do that is even more minimal?




Enter- the "bailess pendant". Yes, of course, it has a bail, but it is behind the piece. It hangs very well, too. Then I thought- OK, what about a different kind of bail?




Enter- the double bail. This was murder to do! But, the next one will be easier and I have a few things I want to try differently, too. 

For the first time in a very, very long time, I am considering doing another tutorial. But, since they are so time consuming for me, I can't predict when it will happen. I was thinking of doing one for the bailess pendant. I think it has a lot of possibilities, which I intend to explore. And that's just what I am off to do.

Thanks for reading along. :)


2 comments:

  1. So happy to hear from you. Love your new work. Looking forward to your tutorial for the bailess pendant. I hope this posts this time. For some reason it's not letting me post. I have tried several times..Hugs

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    1. Hi Gina :) Yes, it posted. Sometimes blogger can be such a pain!

      Thanks for the complement. I'm still refining the design. Finished one last night with a few improvements. I really like this one. :)

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