Thursday, October 28, 2010

Black Roses Bracelet

I made a big batch of iridescent black roses, and rosebuds, on the ends of brass headpins and then wired them together onto a floral charm bracelet.

The roses are plain old black glass that was rolled in Double Helix Triton coarse frit before shaping. The leaves and some of the buds are transparent emerald that was also decorated with Triton frit.

Above is the face side of the blooms and their backsides are below.

I love winding the headpins into tendrils.
The brass wire is incredibly soft when it comes out of the kiln. It bends like butter.

Here's an up close look at one of the rose buds. This was simply a round headpin that was given a little twist, and pull, with a pointy pair of tweezers to form the little spiral tip.

The bracelet is in the gift shop of the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester, New York.


WondrousStrange said...

I adore the little rose buds!!!

rosebud101 said...

Wow! Great job on the headpins! I love them!