This week I started off with my usual enthusiasm but I have to admit, as the week has gone on I have found this diminishing. I am not sure why but I do hope that it comes back soon!
This week I started with this pattern:
It is an individual motive from a shawl. In my own little way I had a bit of a play around with it and came up with several different wire motives.
This, my first attempt is simply the initial bit of the wheel. The wire brings it out bigger than the cotton but not bad. Next I thought that I would use the copper wire that many people have liked previously. I made a few changes:
I compacted it a bit by changing trebles into half trebles and then added the gold on the top. This adds a 3D nature to it as well as more interest.The gold is finer and I therefore used a smaller hook to complete this. I thought it would make a nice brooch but I may do something different at a later date…. we shall see.
This had to be my next step! This time I included another 2 rings from the original wheel. Again this looks to be a bit squashed but can be easily straightened out. I thought that this would make a nice brooch or even a pendant for a necklace. The next one I did added on the final rounds of the original:
This again would make a real statement pendant. I have to say that I think it looks better in real life. Will have to take more photos later I think. When I was doing this I nearly didn’t put as many beads on but have found that it is hard to predict what something will look like so carried on. Then I did not have the motivation to do another one.
Not a bad week’s production but I don’t think that I have had the satisfaction of being really pleased with a finished item (or even really finished one). Will now spend the evening looking through my books to get a bit of real inspiration before I make something this week. What do you do to help get you motivated and inspired when you are lacking? Good job every week is not like this!!!
Before I get my books out however I shall head over to Handmade harbour see what everyone else has been up to this week (that will probably inspire me again in itself). There are some really talented people over there. Do pop over and have a look yourself.