Sunday, March 18, 2012

Viking Weave Rulz

Here is the last of my "practice rocks"...I sure wish the lighting was better in my lair at 2:30 a.m... sos I could show it off properly, heh heh. Ah well. I really started getting the weave nice and tight and have finally moved onto those special stones that I've had stashed for just such an occasion... Yay--for viking knit! I'm completely hooked...there is nothing I can't set now and the ideas jostlin around in my noggin have resorted to throwing knees and elbows, scrabblin for the front of the line...and a cheap DVD player?br /> Anywhoo--this modest, mottled, polished green and white river rock was set in all brass wire, except for the last two rows, which I did in tarnish-resistant copper to frame the visible portion of the stone. I really like the way it turned out and know just who I'm going to give it to...I sure hope she likes it! And wait'll ya see the stones that'll be coming yer way from UncommonFolk...they--uh---ROCK! hee hee

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Coming SOON!

I'm so excited about some new techniques I've been practicing and can hardly wait to release my latest designs. Coming soon to UncommonFolk, natural stones set in woven wire mesh! After many painstaking hours of weaving wire around humble river rocks, I think I'm FINALLY ready to set one of the killer stones I've been hoarding for just such an occasion. I've always admired these ancient techniques, invented by viking artisans to weave rope and Native Americans to make dreamcatchers and I'm thrilled to add them to my wire repertoire.
I've also got some great new designs that are just waiting to be photographed, pending my model's busy schedule. We've discussed having our next photoshoot at the beach to showcase my latest "Seamonkey Earwrap" design. Stay tuned!