I’m taking a break from wrapping cabs and making pendants. I’m not sure what to do with them right now since I prefer to make something complete and ready to wear. I get bored easily if I do the same type of thing repeatedly so I have to make a switch now and then. I’ll get back to them eventually refreshed and with renewed interest.
Going back to making bracelets started when someone asked if I could sort of duplicate a bracelet which had belonged to her grandmother. It was damaged -a link had fallen off. I probably could have fixed it but was actually afraid to handle it. The lady “Jean” seemed hesitant to handle it herself and it obviously meant a great deal to her. A photo was taken of it, indoors, in very bad lighting with an ipod instead. This really bad image and a faint memory of the bracelet was all I had to go by.
I did my best cutting and shaping copper sheet for the leaves and attaching them to the copper spirals. The spirals were then attached to a brass frame. I don’t solder (yet) so I had to wire wrap everything. She likes it!!! I’m happy.
Maybe I’ll go back to wire wrapping cabs now….or maybe make some earrings or a necklace – ?