As you may have noticed by now, my favorite stomping ground is Etsy. Ewa whose shop is LiLithu, is another wonderful artist I ran across there. This bracelet is what originally caught my eye, the attention to detail, and skill resulted in an absolutely stunning piece. All of her pieces though, show that same attention to detail, and creativity. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve stared aka drooled over her work. I suppose the biggest thing that impresses me is the perfection in her wrapping. Now I am a picky, picky wire wrapper myself so I notice when a wire is out of place, or wraps aren’t quite straight – but if you look really, really close at Ewa’s pieces, you won’t find ANY wires out of place, or wraps not straight. Sheer perfection!!! Please visit Ewa’s shop LiLithu for these and other wonderful goodies.
Thanks for visiting, see ya again soon…. ~Bobbi “The secret to success is to do the common things, uncommonly well”. ~John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
I don’t get near enough time to ‘just bead’ as I would like. I love making these 3-dimensional Beaded Dragons, but since I reduced the size of the beads from 6’s and 8’s to size 15 Delicas, and Japanese seed beads, they take up to 7 hours to complete one. Not to mention, I deviated from the original pattern, which used only one shape of bead – I incorporated 11 different shapes and sizes. And if that was not enough self-torture, I modified the pattern on these beaded fish too, and incorporated a total of 17 different sizes and shapes of beads – These babies take upwards of 7 hours each to complete. Talk about a glutton for punishment… :)) The one on the left is modeled after my favorite pet Koi….
Thank you for visiting… ~Bobbi “Being a artist means, ceasing to take seriously that very serious person we are when we ar not an artist”. ~Jose Ortega Y Gasset
I ran across this artist a few days ago and was blown away…. His shop DuPoisDesigns is fairly new to Etsy- and he only has one piece in it – but what a piece!!! Then on top of that, if you look in his profile, he’s only been wire wrapping since August 2007. –
OMG – Which by the way is what I named his pictures when I saved them to post here.
If this is what he does after only one year, I can’t wait to see what he does next………….
Thank you for visiting……………… ~Bobbi “Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.” ~Twyla Tharp
I spend A LOT of time roaming around the handmade community Etsy. My travels recently rewarded me with finding this wonderful wire wrapper Ryan Cullity. His style is what I would classify as ‘organic’ He’s created truly unique, one-of-a-kind pieces with equally unique names such as Bobbing for Poodles, Teenage Lobotomy, and Carry the One, and the piece that caught my eye in the first placeTryclyde. Please visit Ryan’s Shop for these and other wonderful goodies….
Thank you for visiting – see ya soon…………
~Bobbi “If at first you don’t succeed – Do it like your Mother told you to”. – Unknown
One of my favorite Bhuddha quotes says “there are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.” So it’s only fitting I start with a very dear friend and fellow wire Artist Corra . She combines traditional Chinese knots with wire, and creates absolutely exquisite jewelry.
These earrings are one of her newest designs, and I absolutely adore them…..
I guess with Halloween coming, I shouldn’t be so surprised that these have regained some popularity. They’re one of the more unusual ‘stones’ I get requested to wrap. They’re fun and creepy at the same time. Recently I’ve been asked to do 4 pendants, 2 rings, and if I can find a matched set, a pair of earrings……Not all by the same person of course….
The first request was for this blue ‘taxidermist eye’ in Sterling Silver…..
Am I the only one who thinks buying ‘human styled’ eyes from a Taxidermist, just a little disturbing? Oh well no matter – I’m sure they’re meant strictly for crafts, and hobbies….yeah…moving on…..
Shortly after that came a request for a wire wrapped pendant in 14k GF using one the few remaining real “Prosthetic Eyes” I have left.
Now before you become totally grossed out, they have never been ‘used’ – they come to me as ‘rejects’ – wrong color – wrong size – that sort of thing. When I get them, they are still ’round’, and have to be carefully cut down to cab shape…… Sad to say, even after hours of scouring the internet for another supplier, the only ones I have seen, are a few outrageously priced ones on $bay….. The few I have left in my shop, I’m afraid are “it”.
The remaining custom requests (so far), are oddly enough, going to be Christmas gifts for a friends Daughter, in the dark ‘alligator’ taxidermist eyes. I would love to be a fly on the wall, when those gifts are opened…….
Thanks for taking a peek – ooops no pun intended…………
Please visit my Etsy Shopif you’re interested in a truly ‘unique’ gift of your own…………
Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye. Helen Keller