Tuesday, 26 January 2010

More necklaces and award

I've been busy making lots of wire rings for chains, soldering wire, oxidizing wire, polishing wire. My hands are black and very dry. The joys of making jewellery and I love it. It's very challenging but also very rewarding when the piece is finally finished. I've also been making fabric beads to add to the chains so the completed pieces have very few purchased elements added to them.

The picture below is how my work table top looked about two hours ago before I lined up the pieces for photos.













The necklace above incorporates a heart chandelier crystal that I've added the word smile to behind the crystal along with a snippet of music and amber coloured foil. I've then covered the back and sides with copper tape and coated it with silver solder.



This one features two different styles of my fabric beads and more hand made and soldered chain.

The two necklaces above are for my vendors table at the Creative Soul Retreat in March.

         





This necklace is going to Touchstone Gallery in Olinda at the weekend.





                                      


This one is off to Antipodes Gallery in Sorrento along with the piece in the previous post and some earrings.



















I was commissioned late last year to make a piece of jewellery for a friend. It's taken me awhile to find the right elements to add to the piece. The first photo shows the main necklace which features two chains with sterling silver wired beads and found objects. The second part is a smaller necklace that can be worn with the main one or worn on it's own. I'm pleased with the end results, I'm hoping my friend is too.




Finally I have been awarded a Sunshine Blog award from Elizabeth at Studiofelter blog this is a great honor coming from Elizabeth who makes the most wonderful creations from felt. Elizabeth also has the same passion for colour as I do.
The Sunshine Award is awarded to bloggers whose positivity & creativity inspires others in the blog world.
I'm supposed to pass the award on to 12 other bloggers who give me inspiration, but as you can see from my blog list and the other blogs in my side bar, there are so many of you who supply me with such wonderful inspiration that I would hate to choose only twelve of you.
You are all awarded.

27 comments:

ArtPropelled said...

A rich post full of treasure! I love the pieces going to Sorrento.

Chris said...

Too stunning for words. Really.

Terri Kahrs said...

Ro, these are amazing! I'm enthralled with the heart - so gorgeous! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Gaby Bee said...

It's always fun visiting you, Ro. Your necklaces are amazing as usual. Keep up your terrific work.

Elizabeth said...

All of your necklaces are fabuluos!! I love how you are creating as many of your own elements as possible. More unique and more of a RO treasure!!!!
Simply lucious!!
Elizabeth

Moisturize your poor hands with some aloe and shea butter!! OUCH!!!

erin said...

i love all your beautiful jewellry!! and would be proud to own any piece! btw...i know what you mean by your hands being in bad shape (mine too, from gardening, arts and general use!) "wear" your hands proudly! it shows your passion!
erin

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Treasure is the right word...I've been slowly going through these photos of such treasures...beautiful work!

Heather said...

Wonderful jewellery Ro. I love the coloured pieces, but particularly like the silver necklace.

Lucy said...

Spectacular jewellery Ro!! Love them all!
Hugs Lucy

Ro Bruhn said...

Thanks everyone for your kind comments. I seem to be in a jewellery making phase at present.

Don said...

Those chains look nice. Love the crystal idea.

Robin Olsen said...

These are such beautiful pieces. I'm especially fond of the way you mix different links and your fabric bits. YUM!

Chrisy said...

Those fabric beads are individual works of art Ro!

Jen Crossley said...

YOur work is sensational Ro you hvae been a very busy girl.
Congrats on the award you so deserve it
Jen
PS not long to go to SLK

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Beautiful work Ro! I wish I could say I was off to Antipodes Gallery in Sorrento! Have a good week

Carolyn ♥

Jacky said...

Such beautiful necklaces Ro...love them all.
I love the commissioned piece, the shorter one with the three black beads at alternating lengths. Simply beautiful Ro.

Jacky xox

MiM said...

Ro, they are all gorgeous. The red one is particularly special x

Brenda Grace said...

I have been so excited about doing a class with you at CSR and now I can be even more excited about the fact that you will have a store of all your treasures! Missed a few posts of late with this time of the year and want to say I am envious of the piano and that I have so struggled to find a solution to my pencil storage and you may justy have solved it Bxxx

Jacky said...

Ro your necklaces are just stunning its great to see how you have evolved into your own unique style. Love the fabric beads and your use of found objects, you should have no problem selling them on your sales table. Thank you for your post on the book etcetera I rushed out and purchase one, love it, so inspiring.26jacky26

ginaseye said...

lots of lovely eye candy ... your work is fabulous - congratulations on the publication >>> Gina
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diane said...

Beautiful pieces Ro! I can see just how much work you have put into each piece~

oneartistjournal said...

Beautiful and enchanting pieces you make...
XOXOrly

penny patten said...

These pieces are wonderful! Love the heart!

Leslie Avon Miller said...

Busy hands, happy heart. I love your jewelry.

azirca said...

Absolutely divine necklaces Ro, they are all fabulous.

Flor Larios Art said...

Stunning!

MAYRI said...

Hi Ro
They are lovely.
xoxo
<:))