Saturday, May 20, 2023

Eagle Blessing


My Mom lives in a beautiful assisted living place, overlooking the mountains and a golf course.  After meals, you can walk out on to a patio to watch the golfers.

This evening, we spotted a golden eagle.  It perched in front of us and then moved closer, dropping something out of it's talons.  After it flew off, I picked it up and it was a bit of bark.  What a blessing to share those moments with that lovely animal.

Friday, May 5, 2023

Sunday, February 19, 2023

Rock and Wire Tree on Maple Slice

 Here's another rock and wire tree.  This one is kind of
special to me.  The wood slab comes from a maple tree
that I had cut down because it was dying and I wanted to
put in my fruit trees.  I kept one small log from the maple.

I used my miter saw cut out a couple of slices.  They are beautiful.
Even without any finishing they have lovely grain.
My only frustration is that the log is not straight, so it is
VERY card to cut without it wanting to fling itself
across the room.

Friday, February 3, 2023

Rock and Wire Wish Upon a Star

Here's another tree.  I tore this one apart 2 times because
I was not happy with it.  It's a bonsai style, but I did not like the leaves.   I finally took them off and
added the silver star.  The rock is a bit oversized for this
tree, but I didn't decide that til all of the wrapping and
shaping was done, so they are now a pair!

Monday, January 30, 2023

Rock and Wire Tree with Pearlized Enamel


This is another rock and wire tree.  They are soooo hard 
to take a picture of!!  

I used the soft Benecreat aluminum wire to make little 
curly cues that look a bit like hearts.  I added some 
Pearlized Enamel Effects Basic (from Stampin' Up!)
to the curly cues.  This product does a great job
adhering to the wire and not dripping.  It also saves
time because you can do multiple curls without worrying
about dealing with beads.

I wound the roots around the rock and put some hot
glue on the underside of the rock to hold things in place.
I love this rock because in person, it matches 
the copper wire beautifully.

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Rock and Wire Arrowhead Necklace

 I'm back today with another Rock and Wire necklace.
I purchased this arrowhead years ago and had it sitting in
my wire crafting box.   I think I hesitate on some of my
creative projects for two reasons: 1) I don't want to use
"my pretty" stone, or 2) I can't decide on the project.

In this example, I used some Benecreat soft aluminum
craft wire to wrap the stone, add a bead and create a loop.  
I finished it off with a faux suede cord, 
knotted so that I can change the material as needed.
I had previously made a pair of beaded earrings, which
go perfectly with the arrowhead.