There is such a great community of artisans on the Internet sharing their work. Seeing what others are creating is fantastic as it can fuel and ignite my own ideas. Lately, I have been inspired by really wonderful pieces that use very fine wire to weave beads on to and within another larger shape.
Using a frame to wire the beads within, or even on allows an almost infinite set of combinations. It also looked so fun that I decided to try my own hand at this technique. I started working with a leaf and branch charm that is a part of a necklace that I only rarely wear. It needs a little more color, and a few details to lead from the chain to the charm to enhance the colors in the fall colors reflected by the beads.
I really wanted to try something else with this technique. I have these great pieces of chain that I got as a role end. There was not really enough to make a necklace with but the bigger geometric shapes were linked by much smaller and easy to open pieces. I removed all of the smaller connectors and now have these fantastic wire frames that I have used on a variety of projects – including this one. I now buy the chain and immediately split them into individual links.