Monday, January 11, 2010
When ever I am aching to learn something new or need to touch up on a tricky technique I can always count on www.jewelrylessons.com to help me along my way. They sell jewellery making tutorials for very cheep, but a lot of them are free, which is always a bonus.
Today I came across this sphere making tutorial and decided to get it because I had tried to make a gemstone sphere before without any knowledge of how to do it, but it didn't really work out. OK it didn't work out at all!
After getting the tutorial for 4.00 I found out that it called for very fine beading string. Luckily I found some because I didn't have any wire with a small enough gauge. You need thin wire or thread because you have to string it through the same bead 4-5 times. I almost wasn't able to finish because of that, but with some persistence and termination I stuffed that thread through the beads!! :) Here is the finished product.I will have to order some 28 or 30 gauge wire to do this in sterling silver in the future! I would like to work this technique into a necklace design or maybe a bracelet.
Posted by Sleepy Moon Design at 12:25 PM