Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Studio Time

Finally, I had some time to steal away to the workshop. I only had a short amount of time...there was no awe inspiring project in mind or plan at all for that matter...only that I wanted to be fiddling with my tools, metal, and wire. You know a few therapeutic moments where a hammer feels really good in your hand.




This pendant is layered...textured brass, copper, and sterling. The layers are riveted together with the spiral. Definitely need some more practice riveting...sometimes the rivets come out perfectly and others, well lets just say...ugh! Could the spiral be the problem?



I love bangles. There was a bangle type project in the newest issue of Belle Aimore that I have been stalking. With that in mind, and cutting the length of wire too long...I came up with these. The base wire should probably be a little heavier, but I love how they turned out and they're great for layering.


Finally, I've been making toggles...scoot on over and check them out in my Etsy shop. I love these. They don't require a whole lot of thought and I have super fun with them!

12 comments:

  1. I find riveting to be quite the adventure - sometimes it works like a charm, other times - not so much. The pendant is lovely and I love the bangles!

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  2. Wow! I really love that first pendant!

    Well, I like everything, but that first piece is a showstopper for me!

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  3. shelby, know exactly what you mean about riveting. All these pieces are appealing. Your toggle is lovely.

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  4. Love the pendant, but the bangles really are cute! Great work.

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  5. So many new things going on here. The riveted pendant looks so cool. Love all the layers with different textures. And your toggles are the "bomb"!

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  6. Very cool toggle, pendant, and the bangles are darling. I have had bad luck with riveting so I am sticking with soldering! Beautiful work, Shelby!

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  7. Shelby, these are so great! I can't decide which one I like the best ... would love to own all of them!

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  8. Shelby, I've always thought your metal and wirework was outstanding....these are all incredible! Amazing what you can accomplish with just a short time in the studio.... me, I'd still be standing there thinking about it!
    Have a Happy 4th!

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  9. ohh wwowwwwwwwwwwwwwww!! love this clasp.. bangle are so earthy.; beautifuls???and i would like riveting like you!!!!

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