I’m celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Steel Wire Jewelry: Stylish Designs, Simple Techniques, Artful Inspiration with all things Calderesque! (Has it really been a decade since my favorite published book hit the newsstands?)! And it just so happens that John Bead 12-gauge aluminum wire and Preciosa (is there any other) crystal make for a super-stunning nod toward the sculptor/jeweler in this SnakeAlley Cuff. What is the magic that Calder cast upon us? It’s difficult to pinpoint, and even more difficult to ignore. So, we we’ll embrace it and ensconce ourselves with it ad infinitum! Our gratitude and love to you, Alex!
Instructions and PDF Pattern: snakealleyinstructionandpattern
Aluminum Wire is easy to see here.
Brenda is an artist, inventor, author, teacher, and coach, in whatever order that suits your need of her! Found objects and steel wire are her palette, which to her, pair like fine wines and lusciously delectable dinners.
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