I get easily bored so I am always looking for a new skill to add to my crafting techniques. The newest new technique is Wire Filigree…
Wire filigree is an airy wire wrap pattern. I will say it is not a beginner’s skill; as with everything I learned this the hard way. This is not for wimps[lol].
After hours of practice and many feet of wire I have learned a few things.
1. I will need a lot more practice before I make anything worth keeping.
2. I really need to find a tutorial rather then just trying to figure it out as I go[ duh]
3. need to work on making neater wraps.
4. it’s fun and I’m gonna keep on practicing…
Here is a couple of practice pieces that suck less then the others.
I always have a few awesome beads left after making a project that are to pretty to not be used. I think making wire wrapped rings is a good way to use my orphan beads.
Today I was playing in my bead stash and practicing and made these 2 rings..I like the look of the flower one and I think with some tweaking I would like the bold black one a little better.
I like the flower one so much I think I’ll make one in my size.
Now I think I’ll go ferret around in my Cabochon stash and see what kind of trouble I can get into. I am so glad I am feeling a little better and my creativity is starting to kick back in.