It all started a couple of weeks ago with trying with wanting try out some of my components in earings. I found a couple of tutorials on line for making ear wires. Ahhhh, they are fun to make. Then it moved on to these new oval connectors. Could they be used in bracelets? Could I actually make my own clasp?
Then I found this square bead that I made, who knows when. And I looked at it and said what on earth would you use this for? Then my mind wandered back to my childhood wish to be Catholic. I was fascinated by rosaries back then. Actually, I am still fascinated by religious iconography. So wire wrapping away, I put this necklace together. But I cheat and connect the pieces with jump rings.
These are really done for my own amusement. And I must say that brass wire is a whole lot more challanging than the copper or sterling that I've used in the past. Who knows where any of this will go?
I credit this jumping from one thing to the next to my Dad. He was a mechanic, silver smith, roof builder, welder, lead lighter, wood carver, pipe layer, cabinet builder, lapidarist, much of it at the same time. A Renaisance man at it's best and pretty good at most of what he turned his hand to. Although to this day my Mother regrets letting him alter the roof line over the sun porch. But Dad always took pride in what he did and nothing left his shop half done or shoddy.
Another part of the legacy. These things were fun. I'll probably do some more. The brass wire is an enjoyable challange. But they will stay with me for now.