Monday, August 25, 2008

Wire Weave Bracelet

I started this bracelet in Susan Lenart Kazmer's class at ArtUnraveled and didn't get it finished until this last weekend. In the class I was really frustrated that my annealed wire kept flipping when I was trying to weave. I was ready to give up on the whole project but I kept continuing on. I finished the weaving later that night in the hotel room. When I took the piece home I went out and bought a propane torch so that I could ball the wire and finish the piece. I could not get my wire to ball for anything. This last weekend Mandy taught me how to ball wire, as it turns out I was holding my torch towards the top of the wire and not further down on the piece. Thanks, Mandy! I left my piece in a bangle and spent Saturday and Sunday completing the bracelet with fibers in black and hunter green. I wore this piece to work today and when anyone asks me about it I tell them that it is my baby. It truly feels like a piece of art and I planned my whole outfit out just so I could wear it ;)


Mandy said...

It turned out so good! I can't wait to see it in person!

Jackie said...

Oh My gosh!! Ok we have to have a litte pow wow..I want to make one of these..I have to order susans book. I hope you wear it next wednesday to dinner! It looks wonderful!!!

Beadmetaler said...


It's a beauty!! can't wait to see it on you