Friday, 1 April 2011

Heart on a wire

I've got two projects from craft books here to show you.  That definitely counts towards the craft book challenge.


First up is a project I started last month when I made the wire knit bracelets.  This little heart is knitted from wire and comes from Wire Knits by Heather Kingsley-Heath.  I only used her instructions to make the heart, I then chose the setting myself.

I was twisting some quite thick wire and after 15 minutes I'd done about 2 inches.  Then my husband piped up that he knew how to do it quicker.  He inserted the end of the wire into his drill, held the other end with pliers and pressed the button - success!  It took about 30 seconds to twist the rest and is so uniform and neat.

Here's a close up of the knitted heart:


Next I had a go at a necklace from Boutique Bead & Wire Jewelry by Melody MacDuffee a gorgeous book full of beautiful do-able projects.  I thought it would be hard, but it really wasn't!

Sorry the photo isn't great, it was hard to get a good picture as the crystal beads are so sparkly.  Here's a close up:




I really, really enjoyed making these pieces and see plenty of jewellery making in my future. 

Sorry for anyone that tried to read this post and found only a single paragraph and no pictures, not sure what happened there!


12 comments:

Kandi said...

Beautiful, I just bought yet more beading bits today it's just so addictive once you get going. That last necklace is really stunning I love it.
Kandi x

Tezzcan said...

How did I miss these they are lovely,
Funny I visited my Fav bead store today, I could have spent a fortune.

Megan said...

wow. I love love love the heart necklace.

megan
craftycpa.blogspot.com

Allie said...

These are just lovely!

Rissa @ Hazel and Honeysuckle said...

I love the wire heart - adorable!!

poindextr said...

they are both lovely and I'm particularly smitten by the knitted wire heart! how sweet and pretty :)

Brandy J. said...

I just found your blog and am your newest follower. Thanks for creating such a great blog that is overflowing with fab inspiration!! I love it.

AmieAnn said...

This is beautiful! Love the colors of the beaded flowers and the way the braiding looks.. Amazing! Hope you will share with my Pink Hippo Party @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2011/04/pink-hippo-party-23.html

Joysze said...

Wow, these are beautiful, Wendy. I love the bead and wire necklace!!

Tammy said...

That looks so pretty! WOW!
Your newest follower...hope you can visit me sometime soon!

Sandra :) said...

I just spotted this at Craft-o-Maniac and clicked on it because I thought it was pretty - I didn't realize it was yours, lol! Not sure how I missed this post, but WOW! The heart one is pretty too, but this one is magical!

LrSchwtz said...

This is a gorgeous necklace, I'd love for you to share it in my Share the Wealth Link Party at http://www.laughloveandcraft.com/2011/04/share-wealth-wednesday-link-party.html