The Whistler's Dream

Everybody needs a dream...
Mine is to go to Oklahoma and play whistles for The Pioneer Woman. (Having been invited, not in a "creepy stalker" kind of way, for the record.) Heck, I'd play in a pup tent in the backyard for the joy of the cows and critters. What can I say? I'm a fan.
Everybody needs a dream...

Random Fluffy Foto!

Random Fluffy Foto!
Writing in bed, and Beka editing by ear. Really. The ear typed some letters. Really.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Can I show off a little?...



I can't remember if I've ever posted any pictures of the jewelry I've made here. So forgive me if I indulge myself.

Last night, I made a new ring that's probably the best one I've made yet. Now, understand that I had stopped making this pattern for a bit - because I had three of them crash in a row. Kind of made me reluctant to try again. But, I got back up on the horse, and went for it. The result is this Tiger Eye ring that I'm really proud of.

Sorry if these pictures are a little too large and showy - I was hoping you'd be able to see the detail in it. Like I said, I think it's the best ring I've made. What it all starts with is some pieces of Sterling Silver and Gold Filled square wire and a Tiger Eye cabochon. From there, it's all hand work and plier work, and if all goes as it should (and in this case, it did!) the end result is a ring.

So I smile, amazed at how far I've come in one year. Last year at this time, I was wondering if there was any future for me, and the only jewelry I had made was stringing beads into necklaces. A year later, God continues to reveal Himself through deep waters, and I'm learning more and more about wire jewelry. (and LOVING it!) A lot can happen in one year, including learning more lessons about grace and mercy than we ever expected.

WHEW! I made it! Danced all around the edges of one of the banned topics without actually breaking the rules. :-D

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow...

How long did that take from start to finish?

SJMcJ

Cal said...

It takes me around an hour to do one of these. I can do it faster, but slower = better. :-D At least, it does for me...

Amanda said...

Is that a reflection of Ezri the wonder-dog in the top photo? Now, THAT takes talent! :)

Jonathan said...

Beautiful! Great work!