(Hmmm, note to self... when my post jumps around like a cat on a hot tin roof, type some headings in a bold font and act like it's organized.)
Plumbing pipe gets a makeover
A couple weeks ago, I started experimenting with foldforming using copper plumbing pipe. That post is here, if you want to see. The original idea was just to play, not to make jewelry, but some of the pieces looked like beads to me. So I went with it and made the set below. The earrings and all the beads on this necklace began life as various-sized plumbing pipe.
A photography tip
If you're an artist (any type of artist, not just jewelry) you might want to check out Time Tank Labs here in Columbus for photography. Their Meghan Kwast shot these great photos for me. If you've been following my blog you've seen the jewelry before, but Meghan is a great find worth sharing.
Where is my Wednesday-post discipline? Out the window for the summer, it seems. Wednesday has been turning into Thursday or Friday, and I hate to be late! So the solution --for now -- is to change the text on my home page to "I post weekly." (hehe, if you can't follow the rules, change them.)
Just two days but I'll take it! Looking forward to a little getaway with friends and family this weekend. We're planning to check out Warren Dunes in Michigan... can't wait! Here is a photo I found online. Doesn't that beach look yummy?
Do you want to learn foldforming from Charles Lewton-Brain, its inventor? You can!! He will be at Center for Metal Arts Aug 3-6. I'll be there again this year... why not you too? Click here for the invitation or leave me a comment and I'll hook you up. Still not sure? This video will give you a little taste... http://youtu.be/_0Noad96KsI
7/12/2012 04:40:34 pm
Wow, I love your pipe necklace, especially the fin shaped pieces.
7/15/2012 01:34:07 am
Sue, I just happened on your blog from a link by Melinda Orr. I have just started working a little with metals and I love the fold forming that has been shared on Facebook by some of my beading friends. I love your pieces and when I started reading your bio I was like OMG it really is a small world. I live in Dublin as well. Do you ever do any fold forming classes? I would love to get a demo some time and would be willing to pay for a class. I'm checking out your Facebook page as well.
7/17/2012 09:13:44 pm
Its a creative point about plumbing pipes, I am happy after knowing this that you invent this.
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Sue Lacy Wired
This began as a hobbyist's blog.
Over time it became a quest to support & connect metalsmiths around the globe who use foldforming techniques in their work.
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