Trek is coming up, and I've been doing a lot of wirework in preparation. My fingers are very sore.
The first, which looks surprisingly simple, is a necklace (and earrings, but they're not in the picture) called "The Winter Garden"( large images behind the cutCollapse )
This looks simple, but it actually takes longer than a magpie bracelet. The only stones on head pins are the swarovski drop crystals (I heard a woman at Arton's today pronouncing it "sworshki"). The others are all on very small lengths of sterling silver wire. The necklace is mostly crystal and pearl, with a few glass and seed beads. And ow, did it ever hurt my fingers. But it's pretty.( pendanty goodnessCollapse )
The second photo is of a batch of pendants I made. The purple ones are the Carroll Quartet, in amethyst, pearl, and silver plated wire (which marks the last time I'll be using the silver plate unless someone wants me to use it to cut costs). They are, from left to right:
"And the Mome Raths Outgrabe"
"Don't Step on the Mome Raths"
"Won't Someone Please Think of the Mome Raths?"
"Mome Raths on Ice"
The gold one is "Singing Down the Sun", in sterling silver wire, freshwater pearl, swarovski crystal, and citrine. It's my first experiment with sterling wire, and I love what the sterling does.
The blue-green one is what I can only think of as my Karina pendant -- a lampwork bead with sterling silver wire and two colours of swarovski crystal. I haven't settled on a name yet, but the only thing I can think of is something along the lines of "Malestrom at the Peak of the Ocean", because it reminds me so much of Karina.
So those are the sparklies you'll be seeing at Trek, if you go. After trek, whatever doesn't sell will go up on the website.