Thursday, January 14, 2010

Experimenting with Techniques

This Summer will be my 7th craft season here in Missoula, Montana. Our market, like so many others, is saturated with jewelry sellers. To stay competitive each winter I play with ideas and techniques.

Wild at Heart necklace is a new style for me. I took two colors of silk fabric and a hand dyed silk ribbon to create the necklace. Then wire wrapped pearls around it.

I am thinking of just making 2 more in this style to test at market.

Tonight I have my first metal fabrication class. I bought all these tools and books and was struggling on staying focused. I would do a bit of soldering over here, hammering metal over there...and no projects were being completed.

After, days of buying different tools to discover I still needed more, I threw up my hands and scouted out a class to take. What a relief, my focus improved knowing that someone else could teach me the metal work.

Also, yesterday was my 2 year Etsy anniversary! I got all dressed up and waited for Etsy to take me out on the town, a little dinner and dancing, but they never arrived! LOL

Click here to see more of Wild at Heart necklace


Elise said...

love the colours and the design. Very clever !

Anonymous said...

Very pretty! Have fun at the metal class...I love classes!

Mortira said...

I love all the textures at work in this necklace! My eyes keep being drawn in again and again by each element, but they all work so well together. Gorgeous!

Gypsy Moon Designs said...

Thanks everyone!

I am excited about class, it is the first jewelry class I have ever taken!

Jenni said...

Excited to see what fun new designs you come up with after your metal class!

Celtic Cat said...

Beautiful! Good Luck with your metal class. Can't wait to see what you create!

Julie Magers Soulen said...

I love the colors with this new piece. You amaze me with your creativity!

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Kate T. said...

I know what you mean about collecting all the stuff you need for a new medium. The search can go on, and on, andonandonandon...

Good for you for signing up for a class to start. That can really get you focused and let you know what you REALLY need to start. Have fun (metal working is something I've always wanted to do.)


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