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Sunday, December 03, 2006

Crafty Weekend


I went over to my friends house and we had regular Christmas earring factory going on. She had acquired some very fine beads for trees and Christmas ornaments and she assembled and I wrapped. It was great fun. These are just some that I brought home.

I took a class at The Bead Gallery called Eternity Expressions. It starts with 10 gauge fine silver wire which is formed into giant jump rings then fused with a creme brulee torch. After that I get to pound it flat, marked then buffed. The final ring can be worn on a chain or ribbon. I might make a key ring out of one too.

Last but not least, I finished these
Lace Wings Fixation Anklets for my apple green loving sister. I loved this fast, simple pattern.

13 comments:

debbie said...

nice craftiness! i love classes at the bead gallery and took the eternity ring a while ago, but didn't stamp on it-would like to try that....i love the fixation anklets-i have a couple balls lying around but haven't experienced knitting with it yet...

Kat with a K said...

Cute socks! And I love the earrings.

Rachel said...

How beautiful! I love the socks, too! You know, beading is sooo much fun. Have you ever heard of the book "Making Bead and Wire Jewelry" by Dawn Cusick? It's a great book, and the wire designs are gorgeous! (You can click on the link below to actually see the book).
http://www.amazon.com/Making-Bead-Wire-Jewelry-Techniques/dp/1579901484

Toni said...

A creme brulee torch--cool! Very fab goodies.

Opal said...

What a productive and fun weekend you had!

KnitPastis said...

Oh my goodness, I love the orange and green Christmas ball ornament earrings on the right! Wished I were making these earrings right along with you that day. Fun to have friends like that. These socks are the best! I love these!!

mysticalfeet said...

Maybe some creme brulee is in order? The ring is nice; I love the look of hammered silver. You are one productive lady!

The sockies are cute, too.

Dipsy D. said...

Wow, these earrings rock big time! Really, they're so beautiful, and the perfect presents as I see it! You're doing such a great job with your crafts - and with knitting too of course! *Love* these anklets, the pattern is so gorgeous, and so is the color you chose!

Rachel said...

You know, I've been putting off making myself some much-needed stitch markers, but your posting has inspired me to get out the wire and beads!

beadlizard said...

My daughter said, in a Significant Tones, "Mom, *those* are nice earrings!"

Anonymous said...

The socks look great! The eternity rings, too. Wire, torches, and hammers, oh my! What fun!

-Lisa

marti said...

thanks for stopping by my blog! i have had a great time perusing yours, the cork people are great, then i just had to check out the little felted acorn stuff too.

Stacey said...

I absolutely love those green sockies!!! Your Christmas earrings are so-o-o cute too! Hope you are having a wonderful Christmas season. Isn't the cool weather just perfect! I love it!