It started way back in 2012 when I happened upon a tutorial by the amazing Nicole Hanna for a key pendent, I liked it so much I brought it regardless of the fact it was designed for intermediate wire wrappers and I had next to no experience. It was so beautifully written and with such clear photos that after a few attempts my key looked pretty much well like a key!
|Key Pendent Design By Nicole Hanna|
If you have not been to Nicole Hanna’s web site then you are really missing out. She always goes above and beyond in her generosity to the wire wrapping community, in so many ways!
|from the book Timeless Wire Weaving by the amazing Lisa Barth|
Although I really wanted to try every single design in the book for some reason I have not got around to it yet but I had better get a move on as Lisa is already writing a new book!
|Design From LSDesigns Prong Wrap Project Booklet|
This booklet is jam packed full of GREAT tips for wonderfully neat wire work, and I just love the beautiful swirls.
Then, as seems to be the way months pass until I get around to another project. This time it was the amazing work of Nicole again, as well as her amazing web site Nicole also has a You Tube channel called Go Art Yourself (where dose she find the time?) where she posted a tutorial for a wire wrapped Crowned Hair Fork and oh my goodness I HAD to give that a try, Unfortunately in my haste to get started I cut my wires too short and got half way through the design before noticing so had to improvise the ending, but I still quiet like it.
|Crowned Hair Fork|
I of course had to add art beads (I am so over excited that I can now wear art beads in my hair, so I shall be making lots more of these)! The lampwork shell is by Mandrel Beads and of course the lampwork head pin is by our own wonderful Glass Addictions by Jen Cameron.
|Wire Wrapped Lampwork|
The center bead is by Moogin of course and lampwork head pin by Jen Cameron (I am steadily working through my stash).