Last month, I had the privilege of attending BeadFest in Philadelphia where I learned some new skills that I have been dying to incorporate into my jewelry collection. After stocking up on what I must say has been an extensive arsenal of new supplies, I spent the weekend bringing my vision to life.
In Philly, I learned a wire sculpture technique from a fabulous instructor named Eva Sherman who designed the Eye of the Storm bracelet (right) that I made in one of my classes. I’m using that technique to create unique necklace and bracelet elements with endless potential.
I achieved my wire sculptures by weaving together copper wire and then hammering it into submission. Once I had the shape and hardness I wanted, I dipped the sculpture into a patina, and then buffed it to get color depth.
Look for more wire sculptures this week. I’m just getting started!