For some time now I have had my eye on some chandelier crystals I found thrift shopping. Just a few short weeks ago an idea came to me. I could use the crystals to make jewelry. I had thought of wrapping the crystals to some chain, but that isn't quite my style. So, I grabbed a face shield and my torch to see if the crystals could with-stand heat. And they did just fine!
I made jump rings which re-iterated the shape of the crystals. Next, I played around with the chains to see how and where they would attach to the crystals. Once all of the soldering was done I oxidized the chains to bring out the patterns in them.
Quite pleased with the outcome, I placed an order for more chain, with many more designs in mind.
Now, I wait patiently for my order to arrive because there is so much more to get out of my head. It was a fun little project and made me realize that I need to make at least one new design a week. Simple or extravagant, I need to get something new out of my head and into metal. I feel refreshed and more like an artist, better ready to face the hours of soldering ahead.
What projects do you have which are refreshing? or fulfilling? Please do share.