Monday, 17 September 2007

A Couple of Experiments....


I have a 'virtual' friend in Boston, Eleni Zhodi, who is a fashion designer but also an avid crafter. We 'met' over the internet when she got in touch to see if we were related as her maiden name was Bletsis - had to disillusion her as I am only a Bletsis by marriage, not Greek at all. Anyway, we have kept in touch for a couple of years now and occasionally she sends me photos of the bits and pieces she has made. Last week she sent me examples of her new craze, which is wire chokers made with simple copper wire and turquoise/pearls/chunky beads etc. I liked them so much, I had to have a go - and the above is the result. Mine is made with florists aluminium wire, which was a cheap way of having a go in case it all went terribly wrong! I have used turquoise faceted glass beads and thinner silver wire to wrap and attach. After that. I had the idea to make a pendant in the same manner, this time using green lampwork glass beads. The pendant is fairly large, about 3 inches long and hung on a brown leather thong. They are for sale, £10 a piece, + p&p. WIRE CHOKER - SOLD

I am currently knitting another small dog - have got as far as dog and coat, and am in the middle of the basket - not going to show it until it is completed, however!

5 comments:

Helz said...

These are so beautiful and different Caroline, I love the flow of them. Helz x

Bronwen said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. What gauge would you recommend? I will have to try as well.

fhiona galloway said...

these are real statement pieces Caroline-very theatrical.
I love the swirly bits.

natural attrill said...

The bottom piece is my favourite.
P.x

Eleni said...

Caroline,
I brousing and the minute i sew your wire sculptures i said , this looks familiar. Was the aluminum easier to work? I like the iformation of how we met on line. exellent job! I am honored you adopted my new craze!

Eleni Zohdi