First of all, Welcome to all the new visitors. I have tried and tried to turn off the Captcha requirement for comments and on this platform, I have not figured it out. So I really do appreciate the effort and comments you leave. If you are new to my blog, please take some time to visit my Tool Time Tuesday Posts, there is a lot to learn and I would love to be added to your reading list.
Please visit Kumi to see her Bead Soup Reveal with the things I sent to her.
Once I got the wire embellishment all soldered together, I added a bit of depth to it by not keeping it flat, but rather pulling all the ends out so that the piece is very 3-dimensional.
This is where I finally thought about actually making the piece as jewelry and functional wall art rather than just a wall art piece. You can see I have the start of a pair of earrings just below the pendant.
I was liking how the canvas had turned out, but it still seemed to be lacking just a little, so I added a bit more to balance things out in the upper left corner.
Here you can see a little bit of the mock up. I was trying hard to figure out how to attach the necklace to the canvas and was totally stumped.
And in this one you can see a little bit better how I have attached the silk to the clasp that Kumi made. She enameled the tips of the toggle and stamped “Kelsi’s Closet” on the ring.
As I said before, I ended up with two pairs of earrings. I haven’t figured out how to feature the second pair, and I might not. I haven’t decided if this piece is just done or not.
And last but not least…. all of it together. This piece is now hanging on my wall in my studio. The only other thing hanging on the wall in my studio is my wall of hammers. I hope to add a few more pieces soon. I really want to get my saw done up and on the wall soon.
Thanks again to Lori Anderson for hosting the Bead Soup hop. It has been a lot of fun. I know it has been a lot of work.
If you would like to visit the others that are participating, please visit the Bead Soup Blog Party Roster. There are about 400 participants and LOTS of eye candy.
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