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.