|Herring bone wire work|
I wasted a lot of wire. No problem with the tutorial, Mei was excellent with her direction, it is just me. I tried with various gauge wire and found the most obedient, nice and pretty one for my fingers was my 26 g art wire. I also used some real silver and gold filled wire, for people who only care for the real stuff.
Yes, I learned this technique from a tutorial by Mei . She is just wonderful. I knew how to do the herringbone style before. But Mei pointed out a very important thing in this tutorial and actually that is the crucial part. In normal herring bone style the 24 wire ( thinner) goes in front of the 20 g wire (thicker), in caged herring bone, it goes back and forth, once behind the 20 g and in the the next step it reverses, meaning the 24 g goes in front of the 20 g. The point is in normal herring bone style I was doing a bit differently before, now I learned some thing very important doing this tutorial and my coils look much cleaner.
I am so greatful to her, and also to this age, when you can learn from the top mentors of the world. We are all connected with this incredible net!
So here are my little pieces. Some of them are going to my etsy store too.
|Caged Herringbone Earring|
|All my creation this weekend||Which one do you like better- the normal herring bone or the caged herring bone?|