Saturday, March 28, 2015

Circles of Love Challenge - Hosted by Alicia Marinache CC7A

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Hi Y'all,

Alicia wanted to continue the Creative Continuum of Seven Artist for 2015 so she is starting it off with a special challenge of Circles of Love.  While she was writing her Christmas cards she decided that it would be fun to have a challenge with the above gemstone doughnuts.  So she placed one doughnut into a card each for ChristineCynthiaSally, MoniqueEmma, and myself.  Well unfortunately for those of us in the United State the doughnuts did not make it through customs. All was not at a loss, because Christine, Cynthia, Sally, and me agreed to use a doughnut that we had in our own stash or purchased one.

I had a Leopard Skin Jasper doughnut in my stash, so all I had to do is think of how I wanted to decorate it.  I am a big fan of Lisa Lynn Barth and I had just purchased her new wire wrapping book for a birthday present to myself, so I knew I wanted to do a wire wrap on the doughnut.

Well in Lisa's book there are two tutorials on wire wrapping a doughnut.  I tried one of the ideas, but I was not pleased with how it turned out so I set the doughnut down and thought about if for a while.
I did a couple of the other projects in the book and I decided that I really like how the snake weave comes out using beads in between the weaves and the light bulb came on as to what I wanted to do with the doughnut.


I did a snake weave using 4 mm red bicones on silver 20 gauge  Artisan Wire. Then I wrapped 26 gauge silver Artisan Wire to hold the snake weave to the outside rim of the doughnut.


Side view.

I am very pleased with how it turned out. It is hanging from a 30 inch silver base metal chain.

Thank you Alicia for inviting us to play along with the Circles of Love.
Thank you for stopping by please go by and visit my fellow CC7A members and see what they did with their Circles of Love doughnuts.

Sally  


Be looking for the fist of the CC7A Challenges on April 26th



Happy beading Y'all,
Therese

14 comments:

  1. I LOVE your wire work, Therese! It's beautiful and I love the red bicones in the weave! What a great way to turn a doughnut into a pendant!

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  2. One of my favorite things about blog hops and challenges are to see how differently the artists treat the same medium. Today has been exceptionally fun to see all the donuts for the two reveals. This natural stone is so pretty and your wirework on this is spectacular. I love the added color of the crystal. Beautiful Therese!!

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  3. Therese! Wow! I love this!!! You took a donut that already had SO much going on in it naturally and added MORE places for the eye to go and it all just works! Keep wiring, my friend. Your ideas are great!

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  4. Holy moly this is cool! I just bought Lisa Lynn's book as well, and wrote a review of it in this month's Bead Chat Magazine (you'll find it at the end of the magazine). I decided to experiment on myself to see how good her instruction was. It was nothing short of amazing. Considering I've never done it before, I could not believe how easily I could work through her directions. I saw this pattern and also really love the look of it, and your vision of color with this stone and the bicones is nothing short of stunning! LOVE it Therese - it must look fantastic on!

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  5. I have that book!!! I have got to sit down and do something with it! LOVE how your pendant came out - just beautiful!!

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  6. You always come up with exciting ways to combine techniques, and this is no different - I really like how you incorporated that wire weave as a bezel for the donut. So creative and pretty!

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  7. Such a unique wrapping job! I love the twisted beads around the perimeter.

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  8. This is beautiful, the wrapping is fantastic.

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  9. Leopard skin jasper is wonderful, and your treatment of the donut is exceptional. I had no idea you were so multi-talented. I'm looking forward to seeing what else results from CC7A :-)

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  10. Ah, such a lovely wire wrapping job! I just got Lisa's book as well - and I've been struggling to find some time to try anything. You've inspired me to give it a try, time or not :) Beautiful wrap on the doughnut, I am so in love with your piece. Thank you for keeping up the fun :)

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  11. Hi Therese your necklace is awesome. I am a fan of Lisa's as well. I bought the book too but I have not made anything from it yet. After seeing your beautiful creation I know I need to get busy.

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  12. What a beautiful way to highlight the jasper, Therese :) Since I don't work much with wire I especially love seeing how you develop a design with it :)

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  13. I hope you work with more wire- I would love to see where it leads you. Great job!

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  14. I am a big fan of Lisa Lynn Barth and I had just purchased her new wire wrapping book for a birthday present to myself, so I knew I wanted to do a wire wrap on the doughnut. Click hare for Therese on Love.

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