Monday, November 03, 2008

PROJECT #? whatever......and my prize!

I won a gorgeous Prize!
This is the beautiful crocheted purse I won as a runner-up prize in the raffle for the "Pink Artist" breast cancer awareness "Love Squared" doll. It was generously made and donated by KAI. It has a tiny pearl button clasp.

Isn't it lovely! THANK YOU KAI!

....back to the metal project from Rivet, Stitch, Wrap, etc.....
This was my first hand. I just love hands )well, and eyeballs, too).
When I heat treated it, I melted some of the wire at the wrist on accident. At this point I couldn't melt copper balls on the ends of the wire, so the fingernails are just bent/hammered wire. It's pretty lame!

These are the 2nd and 3rd hands. I made them into earrings. I tried to make them very neat and even. I could not get Mary's method of wrapping to work for me (wrapping with 2 wires at the same time), so I wrapped the fingers separately first and then wrapped the hands.

This is my 4th hand. I was becoming obsessive - trying to make it perfect. But alas - I just don't have the patience to make perfect double layer coils!

...and this is my 5th - and last - hand! It wasn't heat treated.

It's my favorite....I still haven't figured out how to make decent rivets. I think I need a riveting hammer and a flare tool...is it possible...tools i don't have?

7 comments:

Joanne Huffman said...

I absolutely love your hands and feel the need to wrap some wire, Great job! I give them two thumbs up.

Joanne

Deryn Mentock said...

Wow Connie! These are incredible. Some of them look like mummy hands...cool! Your looped "fingernails" are a great detail. Love, love the earrings. I've been looking forward to this project but haven't done it yet. Now it seems like even more fun to me!

kathy mc said...

Wow, how cool are these? Great job on them. Love the loop fingernails.

jackie said...

Connie, your wire hands are awesome! I've never seen anything like this! Each one is so intricate! Love them!
And congrats on winning the really cool purse!
hugs,
jackie

Kelly Snelling_Soulhumming.typepad.com said...

these hands suit your style very much! you really did a wonderful job of taking the technique but turning it into your own. i just love these with the birds (you know me and birds). they are so regal and strong. excellent, fabulous, wonderful!

Gigi B. said...

Hi Connie,
Don't know how I came upon your site, it's too long a story, and I've got a painting to finish.
Anyway, I LOVE LOVE LOVE your hands...All of them! Fabulous work!
Are any of them available for sale?
Please let me know.

Thanks much, Gigi

Toni Curtis said...

I love your work. Great jewelry pieces. I hope you don't mind that I've tagged you and added you to my blog. Toni artisajourney.blogspot.com