My sterling order finally arrived today!!!!! It was supposed to be here Wednesday so you can imagine my anticipation the past couple of days. I ordered some different types of bezel wire, regular round wire, and some fun textured wire. Plus 10 4mm turquoise cabochons. I just love to look at all of the perfectly wrapped coils of brand new wire! I know - I'm a dork! But I would bet that almost every metal jewelry artists can relate! For all of you non-metal-jewelry artists, here's a couple pics so you can see what I'm talking about:
Here it is in all of it's glory! I know it doesn't look like much right now, but just give me a few weeks. When I look at this pile of supplies I see rings, herring bone wrapped pearls, rustic bezels and all sorts of other stuff!
I laughed when I took this spool of 26 gauge wire out of the box; the spool they wound it on is GINORMOUS! I'm used to Rio's conveniently sized black spools (once again, metals artists will know what I'm talkin' about). I'm thinking this will have to be re-spooled onto one that will fit inside of my wire drawer...that can be a very scary task to undertake. Imagine 140 feet of fine sterling wire set loose all over the studio...it's a tangled and kinked up mess, but worth it in the end!
Well, I'm off to the studio soon. I might have some pictures of new work to post later today or tomorrow. Bye!