Saturday, 31 December 2011

LEAF DESIGNS


















HAPPY NEW YEAR

to all fellow wire artists!!

As is traditional, this is a time to take stock and start afresh
with new plans and ideals, so I felt my wire LEAF designs could
potentially provide possible inspiration to "turn over a (proverbial)
new leaf" for the coming year!!

"An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in.
A pessimist stays up to make sure
the old year leaves."
(quote by Bill Vaughan)








Handbag
Charm















The tutorial for this handbag charm can be
found in an older post (Friday 7th January 2011).
























A cascade of hammered leaf frames and open
swirls can make a pretty necklace centrepiece.
























Circle of Leaves Necklace:
Wire and beaded leaves connected as a continuous
chain for the front of a necklace. (Or, why not create this
in a smaller scale, for a bracelet or ankle chain design!).











Copper
Leaf
Earrings











There's something so elegant about this tapered shape
for earrings and if you wish to see instructions, you can
view them on Bead TV in the 'Wirework Projects section.
























Leaf Fringe Necklace.
This design has an almost 'tribal' appearance and
looks great as a choker necklace.
























Why not create a gold leaf necklace using ready made
components?
























It's also possible to create delicate and elegantly
flattering long chain designs with wirey leaf frames ...
























... with, or without beads!











Or ...
use beads
to add a
dash of
extra
colour
and
boldness
to the
centre
of the
leaf frame!




















Here's my Autumn Leaf Tiara. You'll find full
instructions for this and a necklace and matching
earrings in my latest book:
Creating Wire & Beaded Weddings.
SO ...
START AFRESH
AND
TURN OVER A NEW LEAF FOR 2012!!




5 comments:

  1. Love the leaf designs!
    Happy New Year Linda :D

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  2. Love the beautiful leaf designs, Happy new year!

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  3. Thank you :)!
    And happy new year to you!

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  4. Happy New Year! The leaf designs are very 'fresh' and creative.

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