Thursday, 2 May 2013

Herringbone Weave

Hello ladies!  Well, it's been an interesting day, I can't say I've ever been tear gassed before, but I can now!  I've got something to show you from last weekend, or was it the weekend before?  I went to another craft class at The Bead Shop, Nottingham, this time we learnt wire wrapping, using the Herringbone Weave.


I am so sorry about the photos.  I took them on a piece of blue paper as they looked even worse on white.  I think there's a problem with the white balance on my camera, however it's not an expensive camera and I can't figure out how to adjust it...


We used Swarovski pearls, which are beautiful, and wire wrapped them using 0.6mm wire.  Confession?  I hated it.


I don't know if it was because I was stressed out, or it was the technique (it certainly wasn't the tutor, she's brilliant!), but I just could not get it neat and that frustrated and annoyed me.


This one (above) is the back.  We made links for a bracelet and I have almost enough, but I'm not sure I'll make it into a bracelet, they just look too amateurish for me.  


We'd been wrapping the smaller pearls, 6mm I think, so I tried a larger pearl to see if that would be better.  Erm... no! 

What do you think ladies, do these look like something a 3-year old would make?

12 comments:

Samantha said...

No I think they look beautiful :)

I don't think you were really tear-gassed, I think you're pretending you were to cover up the fact that you were crying over missing us so much.

p.s. are you ok?

ukcitycrafter said...

You're too hard on yourself - they look brilliant.

ukcitycrafter@live.co.uk

Maria said...

If a three year old could make these then it would be very talented indeed. They're beautiful.

pennydog said...

Erm, more detail to explain the first paragraph needed please!!! :S

Shirley Cryan said...

Well I'm not 3 and I couldn't make them, don't be so hard on yourself.

JoJo said...

I think they are awesome! You could use them for earrings or pendants. You did a great job!

Sandra :) said...

Tear gassed???????!??!?!?!?!?!?!

heart of charnwood said...

I can confirm my 3 year old could not make any as good as this if that helps!?!

Celtic Thistle said...

You are being too hard on yourself I think they look lovely.

Is there any particular reason why you were being tear-gassed??

Jane Galley said...

I think you're probably being hard on yourself. These remind me of eyes, lol.

Jillayne said...

No they don't - they look like something a grown-up who had never made them before would make!
I really like them, and I bet if you kept at it, you made make the stunning ones you think you should be capable of.... it's the practice that makes the perfect!
And what the heck about tear gas????

Alison said...

These are gorgeous, they really don't look like a 3 year old made them!

Tear gassed, crikey, hope you are ok!

Alison
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