Her mind is unquenchable fire–hungry to learn and explore creative impulses fearlessly

Swirls Curls and Twirls

 

6252010 009

My first attempt at hammered metal and making swirls.  I am completely in love with these red glass beads!  They are so gorgeous I almost wanted to eat them—just kidding  :)  I learned that although these swirls, curls and twirls look whimsical and devil may care there is a definite art to making them.  They can’t be too tight and they can’t be too open.  My favorite part was hammering the hell out of them and seeing what they looked like flattened out.  There is also a definite touch when hammering them flat.  They are fairly small so you have to be careful about hammering your own appendage—ouch!  You don’t want to go any lighter than 18 gauge wire for these because the wire won’t hold it’s shape.  Found that out the hard way when my swirls wouldn’t stay swirled.  Have fun swirling, twirling and curling!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Patsy Porco's Blog: Free and Worth It!

Humor, laughter, husbands, wives, children, family, friends, dogs, work, recreation, and everyday life.

lifebeyondmommy

A stay at home mothers guide to self discovery

Mike Deakin Art

Art Journaling, Mixed Media & Papercrafts

Diane Henders

Probably Inappropriate...

FiftyFourandAHalf

More than just another wiseass

Running on Sober

This blog is on permanent hiatus, thank you for your support.

365 Days of Bacon

Every day. Bacon-fied.

contadina k

cultivating spirit through art and craft

Craftart

Connecting to the world with crafts and art.

Junquemail Contessa

Mixed Media: Art Journaling , Textiles, Artist Trading Cards and Mail Art

busy mockingbird

a messy collection of art projects, crafts, and various random things...

Break Room Stories

Service Industry Stories and More Since 2012

Peach Garden

Flower Monk (花和尚的世外桃源)

The WordPress.com Blog

The latest news on WordPress.com and the WordPress community.