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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 Christine, Cynthia, Sally, Monique, Emma, 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.
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.
Be looking for the fist of the CC7A Challenges on April 26th
Happy beading Y'all,