Thursday, August 9, 2012

24K Gold Wire

Man, if I could afford it, I would do all my wires in 24K gold.  It's like working with pure magic.  Seriously, this is $300 worth of gold in my hand.... 

 So I warmed up with a pair of earrings.  These will be ruby red...

Then moved on to a large Griffon Necklace. 

Then, as my gold finale, I made this.  It's going be a present for my friend Jovan and will ultimately be a kilt pin.  He's got the McEwen tartan, but I'm honoring his Serbian heritage here with the crest.  The little fleur-de-lis will be matching cufflinks.  It's going to be a surprise, so don't tell him!

I've got some silver wire to bend tom morrow,  but hopefully I'll be able to start enameling these this weekend.