Learning new things is fun…

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…

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Great way to use single beads

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.

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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.