Thursday, February 26, 2009

Latest Tutorial Just Published!

I finally have been able to create a tutorial for a prong style ring. This one is adjustable but I give instructions in the tut on how to connect the sides together if you desire. You can find the tutorial at my website Creations by Carol Ladine Just click on the link for tutorials.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

I thought I'd try my hand at some metalsmithing. The pair of earrings on the left were created from .030 copper sheet I bought at my local hardware store. These come in about 3" by 6" pieces and I sawed a strip off one side that's about 1/2" wide. After cutting the strip in half, shaping and smoothing the edges I textured them with my dremel, created the back and forth bends with my pliers, punched small holes in the tops and added the Sterling ear wires.

The right hand pair were created using 14ga copper wire. First I hammered them flat then textured them with my ballpien hammer. I then spiraled them around a 8mm dowel then turned both ends into a loop. Added jump rings (due to the width) and Sterling ear wires to the tops and wire wrap black glass beads to the bottoms.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Art Fire

Just letting ya all know that I've opened a studio over at Art Fire. Don't know how things will go there but it's sure worth a try. Won't ya come on over and say Hi!