Sunday, March 30, 2008

Handware and a visitor.


I am quite surprised at how simple this piece appears after the hours of hammering, twisting, drilling and wrapping as I experimented. The old clock keys are a treat to work with, the volcano beads a perennial favourite and the central button a gift from Dad. I did feel bad about drilling the button but I could not get it to hang well using the shank.
Dawn blessed me with a Gizmo - a simple and amazing little tool for making the copper wire coils. I decided on the loosely woven silk ribbons for a tie closure because this one needs to be worn high and will need to be different lengths depending whether it is worn over turtle neck jumpers or against the skin.
Look at this lovely little Gecko, I have no idea why he ventured inside but his soft velvety skin, and delicate feet were a treat to behold late last night.

10 comments:

Jen Crossley said...

Love your Necklace Julie Awesome.
You Little visitor is very cute
Jen

L-INKed to paper said...

Wow Julie, these pieces are absolutely amazing, I really love the necklace with all it's worn metal dangles, you must be able to feel the history of all the different objects from which they came from. I hope you get to enjoy wearing this one for a while. Those little Gekos are always so beautiful and they never cease to fascinate me when they visit. Inky hugs from Charmaine :-)

Ro Bruhn said...

Great necklace Julie, I often think when I look at mine that people don't realise how long they actually take. Not like stringing a few beads together.

Debbi Baker said...

Wow - this looks incredible Julie - simple but complicated all at the same time! Love the coils. Hope those challenges are working out for you - wishing you strength and good vibes!

Lorri said...

Hi Julie,
I love the necklace too! I think Bec is going to have to HAVE one of those GIZMOS....for her jewellery making.
I love the central piece that hangs lowest (cross like) and the little cross with it - nice hardware. I haven't seen those before :)

Dawnie said...

This is just divine miss Julie,love it big time with all its treasures and trinkits,very cool.To think we laughed at this little gizmo with its large box and minimal parts.Dont judge a book quote comes to mind.
A wonderful piece !

Still Waters Studio said...

I love the new piece! Kind of different from your other jewelry.
My boys would have loved that gecko when they were little.(They probably still would.)

Dot said...

This is gorgeous my friend. And how lovely that Dawnie gave you such a handy gizmo!

The little gecko made me smile.

Love you

Dotee xoxo

P.S I LOVE the button your dad gave you. It looks perfect as a centre piece.

Cat said...

Very creative! It does look like a lot of work to me!

The button is a fabulous central point too!

Danielle D said...

Oh, it's stunning, Julie! I love the silk ribbons as a closure - a beautiful contrast to all that lovely metal.