Wire is versatile and an artist can adapt numerous techniques depending on the gauge of wire she uses. I grew up sewing my own clothes and creating with fabric and thread so it's a logical extension of that to sew with wire. Mary Hettmansperger's book, Wrap, Stitch, Fold & Rivet and Susan Lenart Kazmer's Making Connections have chapters devoted to stitching in metal and are worth the read if you're interested like I was in sewing.
Over the past couple of years, I've created sewn pieces combining sentimental "found objects" first and then my own flamework glass. My very first piece was a pottery shard I found while digging in the garden at my parents' farm.
Then, it was on to using one of my glass links with a 10 loop brass ring finding from Ornamentea.
Most recently, I created the sewn ring from scratch using a beach pebble from Lake Huron, brass wire and a brass disk.
Are you exploring a fiber technique in your jewelry designs?
Ooo..Love that middle ring, Cindy! That is just fabulous!!!
Love the rings!!
I am going to have to check out those books. Great job on the jewelry! I love all 3 pieces!
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I have never seen jewelry like this. Very creative!
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This gives me ideas!!!
Cindy these are so delishisly unique. I love the one with the pottery shard.
My mom taught me how to sew and embroider so using fabric and fibers in my jewelry is fun and natural for me to do.
Funny, I was just paging through Mary's book yesterday.
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