Thursday, July 2, 2009

New pieces from June '09

Some new additions
I wanted to share some new pieces I've been working on. The heat is on getting ready for some summer shows, so it has been a bit of a flurry.
I'm having a ball working with the etched brass and copper.  I am getting some wonderful colors using different patinas.  
This is a bangle bracelet made from some pretty heavy gage brass.

It's fun adding these little stampings to the fronts of these bangles. Gives them an heirloom feel, don't you think?
I love making these little cuffs with chain. Then I get to sort through my hundreds of gems to set off the focal point. 
And I'm using a ton of etched brass and copper for pendants as well.  
Boy, it's great to be having fun again!!
And I used Stephanie Lee's method of using a base piece and flooding it with solder, attached the bird nest and dangled it from chain, then used  Diana Frey's style of wrap around some wire for a base.  
I love this piece. 
Thanks for looking! Which one do you like? Would love to know.
Take care.

8 comments:

farmlady said...

Oh my gosh Riki, you are so inspired. The first necklace is my favorite. What did you use in place of chain? I like it. They're all wonderful but that first necklace just speaks to me.
I so glad that you're "...having fun again."

diane said...

Beautiful, beautiful work! You are inspiring me my dear =) And, your pictures are marvelous!!
xoxox

Debbie / Prairie Emporium said...

Riki, you are in the grove, each one is beautiful. I don't think I could choose the one I like the best, But for the on I would wear myself would be one of the necklaces. Plus I love your etching.

Diana said...

You go girl!! Your etching is spectacular!!!!!!!!!
So, glad you are BACK!
Love ya
Diana

La Dolce Vita said...

gorgeous work!

connie said...

I think you have mastered this technique! you should teach a class in california!! I would love to come...
very beautiful work riki.
xo

HappyDayArt! said...

I agree Riki! This is all very, very beautiful! Wow!

Esther said...

Riki!! all your jewelry is just a dream!! you are an EXEMPLE for us!! birds, patinas.. crowns.. i'm in love!! for sure!!