Sunday, June 20, 2010

Mostly Wire Jewelry with a Little Polymer Clay

Sorry to report the little bunny is no more. Early yesterday morning, coffee cup in hand, I headed out the door on my way to the gazebo and there blocking my way was the mangled remains of bunny. Ick, Ick, Ick..... Poor bunny, I had stopped worrying, I thought him big enough and smart enough to elude the evil killer cat.... alas, not so.

I slammed the door and waited for hubby to get home. He disposed of the body for me. I can clean up bird remains and an occasional mouse body but not bunny. Corny is a small cat and looks so innocent but she an accomplished hunter. I wish she didn't feel the need to share her kills with me. She has a young squirrel in her sights now. He seems to think he can outsmart her but I'm not so sure.

My arm is still sore, it hurts to crank the pasta machine. The YaYa's chipped in to buy me a motor. I ordered it from Mona along with a Monafied pasta machine and am now waiting for it to arrive. In the mean time I've been playing with wire.

I love this necklace, I love the colors and the design is just what I wanted. I hope you like it too.

Click on the photos for a closer look.

I like to design asymmetrical jewelry. And by now you all know I love dyed freshwater pearls.
I used one of my polymer clay tiles as the center piece in this wire pendant.
I found a marvelous tutorial by Karla Kam on how to make a crocheted wire and bead necklace. This one is fall colors and was a perfect match for my wired maple leaf pendant.
I used red, white and black beads on red wire for this necklace and then added a polymer clay pendant wrapped in red wire.
And last but not least is a green crocheted wire necklace to which I added a green leaf pendant. I'll be making more of these. The necklace is easy peasy to make, doesn't take long at all.


  1. wow they are cool! I don't get on very well with wire myself but you have certainly got it under control ;)
    I particularly like your circular pendant.

  2. And I particularly love every piece. But the first is my fave. WTG, Beej! Stupendous!

  3. The first is my favorite, too, but, I love all your asymmetrical wire & class pieces.

  4. Dear Ms. Hendershott,
    I just discovered one of your pieces in a wire work montage on google and followed it here, then on to your flicker site. I'm knocked out.
    What you do with polymer clay is astonishing. And I so enjoy your finished jewelry. There is such playfulness and whimsy in your choices of color and forms. I'm usually one who quietly enjoys the riches of browsing, but I wanted to thank you for sharing your work. (And your appreciation of Wallace and Grommit's dastardly boarder! I wonder if he would lend himself to a wire work piece...) I'm just getting started in learning how to do wire woven jewelry. So far, for beauty and fun, your work is one of my favorite inspirations.
    Cheers, Marley