Thursday, October 18, 2012

Crafting Along With needle and thREAD...

...or WIRE!

My mama had been coveting a wire pendant of a fall tree. She saw one on Etsy and showed me... a few times. hint. hint. Her birthday was coming up. I decided to give it a try. 



The Hubs had made me a wire pregnancy necklace...


And I had made a wire "mama and baby nursing" ring,
so I had hopes I would be able to make this for my mama!



I bought the supplies and went to work.
After one fail, I was able to make this necklace in one evening.



She loved it!


Reading?  Well other than our Young Mama's Life Group book, just Bunny books!
This one has gorgeous illustrations, perfect for right now!




link to the book:

19 comments:

  1. this looks like SO much fun!!! I have tried making wire rings but i couldnt get the hang of it. If you have the chance link this up to my blog party! I bet everyone would love to see these!! http://www.battlingthehomefront.com/2012/10/in-kitchen-thursdays-week-4.html

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  2. That pendant is gorgeous! Great job!

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  3. Hannah, I love the wire pendant! How cool.

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  4. The necklace is so cute! Thanks for linking up with us!

    ♥Nicole @ Me + the Moon

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  5. Nice work! I have a BFA in Metalsmithing, and wire took me awhile to get the hang of too. It can be pretty unforgiving, but it's so malleable! I use to especially love to create wire chains- so easy and gorgeous results . This is one of my favorite books for it, now out of print: Happy creating!

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    1. Did you mean to link a book?

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    2. Drats, my link disappeared! This book is discontinued but fabulous, "Great Wire Jewelry" by Irene Petersen. You "knit" a larger width chain whose width you then compress by "drawing it down" (pulling it through a series of smaller drilled holes in a wooden block). It's a simple method- I've even taught it to high-schoolers- with sophisticated results.

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  6. your wire tree necklace is wonderful.

    and thank you for the book suggestion, will check it out!

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  7. It's so pretty!!! Thanks for sharing it on Friday's Nature Table.
    Blessings and magic,
    Donni

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  8. I love what you made for your mum, lovely :-)

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  9. This is so beautiful and unique! Love it :)

    Hugs,
    Stephanie
    www.theenchantingrose.blogspot.com

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  10. Saw you on Earning My Cape: super link party.
    Cute necklace. I love to do beading myself! So this caught my eye.
    Dawn from
    http://spatulasonparade.blogspot.com

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  11. You are a woman of many talents! I'm sure your mom is going to LOVE her pendant!

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  12. Love how it turned out! What a nice daughter :) Thank you so much for sharing your creativity at Mom On Timeout. Hope to see you back tonight!

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  13. i love those! the tree one is stunning! i absolutely love it. thanks again for linking up :)

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  14. Beautiful book! And ooohh... your necklace with these yellow and red beads is gorgeous, really great job!!

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  15. The necklace is awesome! Thanks for sharing at Mom's Library.

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  16. Pretty pendant, and I like the colors! I wish you made a video tutorial! :)

    Cecilia

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