Saturday, July 26, 2008

Beaded Bangle Bracelet

I love how this bracelet came out! The neatest thing about it is that I have veryyyy skinny wrists (I wish the rest of me was so thin - like my behind, lol), so I can adjust it to fit my wrist. I usually never wear bracelets because they are always super-huge and fall off, but this one is great!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Oh Ohhhhhh!

I am learning wire wrapping, so by default, I am also learning about wire and some of its properties and what you can and can not do with it. Example: I wrapped this stone cabachon with silver plated wire and decided to polish it after I was done. So, I used a sunshine cloth and went to work, and to my horror, the plating started to rub off! You can see where a little of it has buffed off on the top left corner! So, now I am afraid to polish anything... I see why everyone uses sterling silver for the items they sell!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

more wirework!

I also am doing some wire crocheting with 26-gauge wire. I think these necklaces are very cool and funky and they are relatively easy to do so I get the gratification of quick results...

Saturday, July 5, 2008


Ok, so I'm trying my hand at working with wire... It's really fun to bend and shape and see where the wire takes me! I don't have a design in mind when I start, so it's neat to see how everything ends up. These are my first two pieces...
(Oh, by the way - I made the dichroic glass pendant myself :) !)

Friday, July 4, 2008

The birth!

Canyon Fire Creations was "born" on July 4, 2008! It was certainly an Independence Day for me, branching out of my comfort zone as I am. I have been crafting for years, but I usually just give my creations away to family and friends or hide them in a closet somewhere. But now, thanks to inspiration from the wonderful people in my life, I'm going to try selling some of my work. So this blog will follow the story of the journey...