Monday, March 31, 2008

Karen O

Darlin' Karen joined the family with a lovely Butterfly Kiss. Very nicely oxidized to pull out the detail.
Karen has some experience with wire, having recently taken the coiled spiral bracelet class with Wendy W. Stunning!

TaDa! Karen made a Hammered Heart. So loverly! The color pallette is scrumptious.

Loretta M

Dear Loretta persevered thru frustration and finished a lovely Butterfly Kiss. An awesome job for someone who neither beads nor ever made a wire project. Love the overlapping spirals!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Lois aka realtychick - long distance student

Lois is a long distance student, learning Toodles from the PDF tutorial (found at Magpie Gemstones ), rather than in hands on classes.
Her very first Toodles, done with jasper.

A tiny jade cab. Look how sweet!

First in the Toodles Heart series - Love the coiled heart frame! The bail is fanned out to show off both the front and back, how clever!

Lois turned the Toodles Weave into a heart on a round jasper cab. How creative is That! the muse is leading on her own very lovely path!

Kathy Pierce aka artist_kathy - long distance student

Kathy is a long distance student, learning Toodles from the PDF or SBS magazine, rather than hands on classes.
She has a beautiful website, showcasing many more of her stunning works of art -

A beautiful piece done in sterling, around a gorgeous malachite cab. Wonderful!

A new version, Desert glass, added March 31, Oh My! -

Kathy says - "Thanks Sherry, just love your tut. I used 28ga wire for the weaving - it took twice as long but I think it held the stone better. It has a very snug fit and I didn't have to use any 'holding' wires for it. +++ The glass in the photo looks kind of yellowish and it's not. It's a piece of that meteorite Libyan Desert Glass and is much prettier in person."

Pretty pretty pretty --

Janine Stone aka linas1899 - long distance student

Janine is a long distance student via PDF tutorial. Such beautiful work!

Cat aka Cattrix999 - long distance student

Cat is a long distance student, learning Toodles from Step By Step Wire magazine, rather than hands on classes. She has a blog of her own, showcasing more of her lovely treasures -

She paired her hand painted kitty with the Toodles Weave and added a whole lot of wonderful creativity to the details. Beautimus!

Df earrings
"The earrings I made from Dancing Feathers dancing feathers!"
Cat, those earrings are soooo cute! I just Love having swaps and challenges!
Thank you for sharing!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Bonnie G W - San Angelo - long distance student

Ah, dear Bonnie! A long distance student, isn't she clever! I love this version of the hammered heart.
Just look at the wonderful earrings -
Thank you, m'dear, for sharing your talent. You are so gifted!

Lookie lookie what Bonnie made -
Such a clever lady, to take my scratchings and scribblings and translate it into wire. I promise to try to write a proper tutorial for this one...

Chocolate Mint -Bonnie liked my Rutile Splendor so well, she asked if she could use the idea in a creation of her own. I absolutely love it!
The lovely stones are from Magpie Gemstones, of course! (We do love our magpie!)
"The pendant is "green opal" from Mz Sz. The "Mint" is amazonite and the "chocolate" is Bronzite."

Oh, WOW! Bonnie made a fibula with the feather/leaf/goddess tutorial -
Dec 2008

See more of Bonnie's work on her blog -
Wrapsody WireArt

Janet M

Janet joined us for the Hammered Heart class. Isn't her version just fabulous!
Thank you, m'dear, for sending me the photo!


Sharon joined the family with Butterfly Kisses. Beautiful, hunnie!


Paula joined the Toodles family! Here's her version of the ring. So lovely, darlin'!

Then she came back and learned the pendant -

Judy D - Austin

Judy travels all the way from Austin to play with wire. An absolute peach!

Her class Scallops bracelet, using faceted black onyx. Lovely!
She sent me pictures of a variety of Scallops bracelets she made after class, at home. Aren't they wonderful!

Judy's rendition of the Toodles Pendant. Wonderful, m'dear!