Monday, 15 April 2013

wig jig

Morning ladies. So, it's Sunday and I'm writing a week's worth of blog posts.  It makes me feel a bit odd and out of time...  Does it feel odd to you?

Last Saturday saw me and mum making another trip to The Bead Shop, Nottingham for another jewellery making class.  This class was advanced Wigjig.  We did the Wigjig class in November last year and I really enjoyed it.

This time we used the Wigjig Electra which is a round jig.  It's such a shame they're so expensive, no way can I afford £40 for one of these!  We started off making a simple shape which we made into earrings.  I managed to hold my bile down!  The class examples had beads hanging off them but we didn't do that in class, I think I might if I can decide who to gift them too.



Next we moved on to making a star.  It was great fun, but because I had to use quite a long length of straightened wire, things were going flying off the table left, right and centre!  It's a bit dangerous, this wigjigging lark.



I'm going to wire wrap the centre of this pendent and add some seed beads.



I made another three stars and attached them together with jump rings.  Adding in the jump rings was the most difficult part as I kept twisting the components!  It's finished off with some Swarovski pearls.  The bottom one looks a bit strange in this picture, I didn't use a headpin, I spiral wrapped it but it turned for the photo.


Finally I had a go at the advanced star.  We didn't have a diagram for this, I followed the photo they'd provided.  I was so chuffed with it, until I cut off the loop that will hold it together!  Damn!

9 comments:

Samantha said...

You are definitely a bit odd to me.

I love those roundy whirlies! They look really neat, good work!

Stitched Together said...

I like the necklace, it's very pretty and the earrings are sweet too. I agree £40 is a lot of money for something that won't get used every day.

Shirley said...

The earrings are really nice.

Sandra :) said...

Beads are a great addition to --- well - pretty much everything :D You wigjigger you, lol!

JoJo said...

Love the necklace! Very cool.

Farm Fancies said...

Ooh I like those :)!

Jane Galley said...

Oh, that looks fun, the pendant turned out really well

hhcg said...

This is the WigJig Company. We are so impressed with your designs and thank you for posting them. There are way too few postings about the Electra WigJig (circular peg pattern) which also happens to be my favorite jig. We wish you the best with your wire-working. If you would like us to post your designs on our FaceBook page, please let us know at leigh@wigjig.com. Leigh, WigJig Customer Service Team.

SuperMomNoCape said...

Oh I really like the star!