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.


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!!

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

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.

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!!