Ab-stractions

April 22, 2011

Copper Swirl, Amethyst, and Abalone

Filed under: Uncategorized — by serendipper @ 10:45 pm

Last year I played around with heavy gauge copper wire, bending it into different shapes and wiring on different beads. I just sold this abalone, amethyst, and pearl pendant to a coworker. I realized I didn’t have a picture of it, so I took my homemade photo cube to work and took this picture in the trunk of my car. You read that right, in the trunk of my car! I set up my shot, waited for the sun to go behind a cloud and snapped two pics. I think it came out really well.

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I didn’t have matching earrings already made, so I whipped these up for my coworker. I thought miniature versions of the pendant would be really cute. The pearls dangle and swing freely. I took this photo in my home studio set up. I had to walk away for 5 minutes to wait for the earrings to stop swinging.

http://ab-stractions.com/earrings/copper_wire_wrapping_abalone_pearl_amethyst_earrings

I really like these copper shapes and want to do more.  I bought The Great Book of Celtic Patterns by Lora S. Irish, and I hope to translate some Celtic patterns into copper wire shapes.

April 11, 2011

New Earrings and Rings

Filed under: Uncategorized — by serendipper @ 9:18 pm

Purple pearlized button and silver button earrings

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Brass button, green glass pony bead, and brass wire ring

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Purple polka dot glass bead, silver button, zinc washer, pewter dangle, copper wire ring

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Purple button, silver flower button, purple dangle button, copper wire ring. This one is my favorite.

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Purple button, silver button, silver star dangle button, copper wire ring

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Copper washer, purple glass pony bead, purple dangle button, copper wire ring

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Pink button, brass washers, red glass pony bead, brass wire ring

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Green pearlized button, red bead, brass wire ring

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Blue pearlized button, zinc washer, copper wire ring

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Blue button, silver button, copper wire ring

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Blue button, faux Chinese coin, brass wire spinner ring. My other favorite ring.

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April 10, 2011

New Necklace and Earrings Sets

Filed under: Uncategorized — by serendipper @ 11:35 pm

I have been out of artistic commission for 6 months due to medical issues, and I’m finally getting back in the saddle. I felt a bit uncertain at first, but I’m getting my confidence back.

I started this piece back in September. I just finished it up by adding the pendant and clasp, and making the matching earrings and bracelet. Two  shapes of fancy jasper, a fancy jasper pendant from Magpie Gemstones, faceted red quartz glass beads, rhodonite tear drops, blackstone rondelles, pewter beads, and steel and silver wire. Sold

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I created this necklace a year and a half ago, and then we moved and I couldn’t find it. I finally discovered it in a drawer in a box of odds and ends from my studio. I made the earrings, and it found an owner today. Serpentine jade, fresh water pearls, vermeil beads, steel wire. Sold

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I loved this red and green combo, so I made another.  This is the first necklace I’ve made in 6 months, so it’s special. Two  shapes of fancy jasper, fancy jasper calla lilies, faceted red quartz glass beads, blackstone rondelles, pewter beads, and steel and silver wire.

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I had another go at using this stand in my photography. This time I added a light pointed at the front, but it still wasn’t enough.

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This weekend was really warm, the trees are all leafed out, and the flowers are all blooming, so I decided to make something that said SPRING! Serpentine jade, rose quartz from Magpie Gemstones, pewter beads, and a steel and silver clasp.

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