My second annual March One-a-day challenge begins tomorrow. I plan to make and post a new piece every day of March. If you want to see what last year's One-a-day challenge was like, check out my home page and scroll to the bottom, or watch a quick 3-minute video recap here.
Just like last year, this will be an adventure in learning and experimentation. If you follow along, I hope you'll see some nice pieces but it's possible you'll see an experiment or two gone awry. At the end of the day, I have to post... that's the fun of this.
There will be a giveaway again this year, too. I'll include more details with the first day's post.
Today we're serving a copper fold form pendant with a side of wire-wrapped malachite. (Sorry, I've been watching cooking shows lately.) The background image is a detail view of the piece. It's about 2.5" wide and 3" long including the bale, on a leather cord. Hope you like it.
It's a partly sunny 55 degrees in Columbus, OH right now. What a great day for February in Ohio! Do you know what kind of magic this type of mid-winter weather can do? I'm still in a good mood -- even though I just lost my entire post. Easy come, easy go.
This version is going to be shorter. The short version is that I'm planning to do a March 2012 One-a-day Challenge, and it will include a give-away to spice things up. I'll make and post a new piece every day of March (including weekends.) It was just too much fun last year to pass up. If you want to see what last year's One-a-day challenge was like, check out my home page and scroll to the bottom, or watch a quick 3-minute video recap here. For foldforming enthusiasts, day 17 was my first-ever foldforming piece, and the start of my addiction ;-)
Now out into this warmish, windy, partly sunny, glorious February day. Come back next week, ok?
(can't a girl dream?)
This is what came of the strips I was cutting out on the last post-- a copper foldform and sterling silver pendant that's about 1" wide x 2.25" long.
So what do you think happens to a strip like this when you hold the wrong spot, and drill a hole?
Yeah, not good things.
That wasn't the only trouble this pendant gave me, but I learned some physics so it can't be all bad.
Fold form piece in process
It's been a busy week, and tonight I'm off to a meeting... so just a teaser today. This is some work in process. Next week I hope to post a finished piece using these strips.
Make it a good week and I'll see you soon!
Sue Lacy Wired
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