Right, so now I get to try to remember what's in the pictures to write about them! I believe the picture above is of a bracelet. We used the wigjig and 0.8mm wire to create the 4-leaf clover shape. This was then just used as an ordinary component.
One of these photos shows the components next to a ruler, they're really quite diddy, but it wasn't that fiddly at all.
I've also taken photos of a pair of earrings with a green bead attached. This was the first item we made and a variation on the 4 leaf clover.
The other pair of earrings uses a celtic design to create the lovely pattern. After creating the patterns by wrapping them round pegs on the jig, we had to squeeze them with nylon jawed pliers. Clearly I'm very heavy handed as I broke more than a few!
I really enjoyed this technique and think there is no end to the possibilities. Unfortunately, the wig jig itself isn't cheap. I've put it on my wish list!
Right, I'm going to read some blogs and then try and find some food. Not sure whether to brave one of the hotel restaurants or not. I don't like the idea of going out for food alone as this place is absolutely teeming with tourists. I much prefer it when I have the place to myself in the off-season. The service is much better then too. If you think I'm crazy for not being outside, it's been scorching all day and I've been in a hot building, I came back to the hotel and it's decidedly chilly out there! I was going to go for a swim... don't fancy the idea of going outside in my cossie!