Saturday, December 20, 2008
I was meant to do another dragon but half way through I changed my mind and do the snake instead. Inspiration from the TV series "Millenium" logo, a snake eating its tail. Stubborn me wanted to do the head by chainmailled. It took me virtually the whole day working on how to do the head only, totally "free" weaving so it can not be reproduced. I can't remember how. I should have stick to wirework. Then again, this properly is my last chainmaille. Definitely not for me. Two tone again (you guys must be sick looking at my two tone stuffs by now) but more gold this time. 5mm Silver plated and gold plated ring with the exception of 5 large titanium rings for the head.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Chainmaille, a new frontier! It is made with 4mm silver ring, goldplated rings and goldfilled wire. A bit of a rush job and unfamiliar techniques of chainmailled.
Golden colour and Dragon are exclusively used for the Emperor only in ancient time. So I guessed my piece could be called "Golden Dragon" bracelet. It is quite small actually with the head is a bit bigger than 5 cents piece.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
This is a necklace using my rivoli pendant technique with a little twist. Consist of 14mm and 18 Rivoli and a "Double Vision" chain. First time making chainmaille. Note to self to use a larger ring ( I used 4mm in this case) and an easier pattern. Realised during this time that my tute for the rivoli pendant need an upgrade on how to do the casing as I had found an easier way to accomplish it. Still undecide whether I should whack it in the Swarov comp or not.
Sunday, July 27, 2008
My final entry for the Swarovski Competition 08.
Here is a proper photo of my piece "Rise of the Phoenix".
Phoenix is a oriental mystical creature of significant. Same level of significant compare to the Dragon. It represent the female (Yin) in comparison to the Dragon representing the male (Yang).
According to wiki search: Phoenix (mythology), a mythical bird that dies in flames and is reborn from the ashes.
My interpretation, in this case, is the Phoenix just reborn from the ashes.
Friday, July 11, 2008
Saturday, July 5, 2008
This pendant I made solely for the purpose of a tute for my wirework Rivoli pendant. I had increase the difficulty a little trying to match the level of detail of a threadwork rivoli pendant by doing a double layer of 4mm bicones. Very close I thought. When my next batch of rivoli get here, I will work on how to perfecting the design and sorts.
I am always admiring all the Rivoli pendants. As for a wireworker like me, start working with thread and seed beads probably like torturing. It took 3 hours for me just to work out how to do the frame work. Stayed up late til 1 am just to finish one of these. I just want to shout "Rivoli pendants are no longer thread work only"
This idea had been brewing in my head for quite sometime. Eventually I obtained the right beads to do it. The frame work was a bit difficult to achieve otherwise everything else was easy enough. I would class it as intermediate level. Some people asked why I did not enter this into the Swarovski 08 Competition, well I did not think it has achieved the competition standard.
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Of course with better knowledge about constructing ring, this piece was a breeze from start to finish. It turned out very close to my visualisation, which I am very proud. I named it "Treasure of the deep". This is a solid construction with 18g silver square wire for the arms. Nothing is loose nor wiggly. I made it with the intention that it would withstand the daily wear and tear.
I always wanted to do ring but never get around to do one. This ring turned out totally different from what I got in mind. During the course of construction, a few problems I could not conquer. Hence the change in design. I learnt a lots from it. Its experiences will definitely have great impact to my future ring.
Saturday, April 5, 2008
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Its tutorial is ready but damn I don't know how to put it on the web. So contact me if you interested in a copy.