contemporary beadwork jewelry textile

Saturday, February 13, 2010

wire is not wire...

Most of my earring wires don´t have an interlink,
To prevent bending up and break, I use a draw plate to raise strain and compress the material.

I draw the wire through tiny holes in a steel plate, always smaller than the last.

After drawing the wire is more elastic, more thin and ruggedized.

3 comments:

  1. first off..i love the word..RUGGEDIZED. and i am so impressed with your knowledge and fortitude...and i'm loving the colors and shapes of this work!

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  2. I love the way you do your earwires. An interlink sometimes gets stuck in a strange position, but the way your wires are done guarentees that the earring always sits in a good way...love how you show it, too!

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  3. I like your beading so much!!!
    Those earrings are so beautiful!
    Are they crocheted?
    Greeting manu
    www.manucrea.canalblog.com

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