Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Woven necklace with French buckle

What can you make with woven wire?

Oh the possibilities are endless!! I'm teaching a woven pendant class at Adorn Me in Houston in only two weeks!! I leave in the wee dark hours of the morning March 1st, to fly WAY down south. Wow, the dates came up fast. I wanted to demonstrate an example of some of the amazing things you can make when weaving wire. I used an antique French shoe buckle to attach two pieces of woven copper wire, and finished it with chain and clasp. It makes quite the statement necklace!

I am so excited to show the students signed up for my classes how to make my projects. We are going to have too much fun. I can't wait to lavish them with help and enthusiasm. Wish you all could be there! Since this is my first national teaching gig, I had no idea how challenging it is to organize and pack for the voyage. My mind is running a thousand miles a minute, my head is exploding with details, and my hands can't make things fast enough to try to complete for vendor night. I will post a few of the fun etched boxes I'm making to sell. Love them.

Let me know what you think of the necklace, okay?
Thanks guys. Love hear your thoughts.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hmmm... I like that weaving! That has such a nice handmade look (vs. machine made - boring!) and really compliments the buckle. Great idea, Riki.

Lauretta Bell

robin dudley-howes said...

This is GORGEOUS Riki!!

TesoriTrovati said...

Wow. Stunning. And I love how you repurposed the antique belt buckle. What a treat it would be to be able to take classes taught by you! Those will be lucky students indeed to be lavished with your enthusiasm! Wish I were one... just have fun. Be yourself. Let your spirit shine through and you will soar! Enjoy the day! Erin

Rochelle said...

I love the element of the vintage shoe buckle - I use vintage rhinestone shoe buckles in my creations! I just love seeing what transpires from all the different pieces into one! This is just gorgeous!
Have a great time in Houston!
Rochelle

The Joy of Nesting said...

LIttle Sister,

You should be ever so proud of how far you have come!!! It was only a few short months ago that you dove into the intimidating process of moving from apprentice to master!!! And this is one apprentice who regrets not being able to learn from you at Adorn Me!!! :(

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

sharon said...

Jaw dropping gorgeous again! Green with envy that I can't be there!! You will be fantastic, because you are!

Julie said...

Love it, the balance of the woven metal with the feminine shoe buckle is the perfect balance. Love to see your work, thank you for sharing.

diane said...

Simply beautiful Riki! What a wonderful way to use the French shoe buckle....I LOVE it!!
p.s. the weaving is gorgeous =)...great picture too!

Anonymous said...

Riki you are fearless in your designs and they turn out wonderful!

I will be taking your hinged cuff bangle class in Houston and I am counting the days.

Carol
Tampa, FL

Liz Revit said...

Love this piece!

slommler said...

Love love love the necklace!! I can't wait until our class in May??!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Leslie @ Bei Mondi said...

That woven design is so impressive. Wish I could be there to learn it first hand. Have a great time!

Stephani Gorman said...

Riki! You rock!!! You know I want to take this class. Hugs, Steff

Marbella Jewelry Designs said...

that piece is beautiful! i so wish i were taking that class.

Narrative jewelry said...

That's gorgeous Riki, the colours are so beautiful ! How much i would like to come and have this workshop with you.

Alice said...

The colors and textures are just awesome! I just love the woven wire and I know your students will too! I sure wish I could be taking that class, or better yet, talk you into coming to Kansas!!!

Diana said...

Simply stunning as I knew it would be! Bravo my friend!
Hugs
Diana

Jules said...

Just Beautiful! I can't wait to meet you in Houston! I am one lucky girl to get to take a class from you!

Marcia Antle said...

IT'S MINE
IT'S MINE
IT'S MINE

Marcy