Tuesday, December 1, 2009
This is the last of this series, DOVE. I was struggling to design one as Dove is quite a popular inspiration and I wanted to have a unique design. Quite a 3D piece hence 2 photos to show off its wing. It is made with 12mm Crystal Rivoli.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
This idea just came to me, more like an urge of doing an owl. I was experimenting with 12mm Rivoli buttons for the eyes at first but they were not stable enough nor strong enough to withstand wire manipulation. So I had to come back to the normal rivoli. After this made I decided on making a series of brooches base on animals. First stop Bird Brooches Series.
It is made with 2 x 12mm rivoli in a oxidised silver wire setting.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
My newest neckie, "Geometry". Beside the obvious facts that lead me to name it "Geometry", it does hold a number of thoughts, personal feelings within its design. I was struggling between the two names "Geometry" and/or "Life". It does representing my life journey, my way of thinking and my hopes. The squares and rectangles intertwined represent my logical approach in life. The rivolis scattered around are events that are "non-logical" but occurs anyway in my life. They are in different shade of light and dark as are good and bad events that occurred. But if we look at out life from a different perspective, these negative and positive events are combined to make a beautiful picture of our life. The centre rivoli is a bigger size and in "light" colour as to represent that light at the end of the tunnel of which I am searching for. Ultimately, my hopes in life.
Monday, August 31, 2009
Not a very good Photo considering it was taken at midnight using a crappy camera. There is an uncomplete feeling about this one. Something is missing from it but I can not pinpoint it. It was in fact a disappoinment on my behalf. If I could just know what was wrong with it.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
The second of my new series of necklaces which consist of a number of identical links and a centre piece. This particular necklace is made using 12mm and 14mm Swaovski Taihitian pearls. Its swirls and drops were made using 26g Halfhard wire for stability and hardness.
This is very much my come back piece after a long period on non-active in the wirework front. It is a revisited idea that I had for a very long time, but back in the day the limitation of my technique did not allow me to achieve the desired effect.
It is made with various sizes of Swarovski Rivoli Crystal AB ranging from 14mm to 27mm in a silver and goldfilled wire setting. The centre stone is 27mm Swarovski 1201 Special Stone and it is raised up by 5mm above the actual necklace to give a 3D depth.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Sunday, March 1, 2009
I just got my hand on these Swarovski special stone 1201 27mm, a close brother of the rivoli range. My original design was to incorporate chainmaille into the body of the bangle itself but it seem to over shadow the main stone. I am still lingering with the idea of wirework and chainmaille hybrid design. After all chainmaille is wirework, is it not. This design seemed to leave me an unfinishing feeling as if something is missing from it. I definitely have to relook into the design to improve it.