Jenny wren – the Art Jewelry Elements Component of the month reveal

If you are looking for the Beading back in time hop – click here! 

This month new member Niky Sayers ( of Silver Niknats, now Niky Sayers Artisan Jewelry) sent us pieces made from the old British farthing coin. (A farthing was 1/4 of a penny. There were 240 pence in a LB Sterling. Taken out of circulation in 1960 – that leaves a lot of coins for creative purposes!) Niky sent me a hollow lentil bead made from 2 coins. Its stunning! I am particularly fond of the wren, often called Jenny Wren. Some nursery rhymes have the Queen of Fairy shape shifting into a wren… 

I thought I wanted to do a bangle and have a message/mantra for myself as it is Jenny Wren… Here is the first attempt: stamped and engraved copper to frame the wren bead. I have a great little engraver that makes it so easy to do script… 

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I wasn’t happy with that. I had those shapes in mind to transition from the width of the bead down in proportion to the wire wrapped bangle section. They looked like the whites on either side of an eye, and they didn’t sit well on my wrist. And color. I think I want color… 

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There! I am so pleased! Lampwork by Indian Creek art glass with aventurine and turquoise accents. 

bracelet detail

If you are coming to Bead Fest stop by Artisans Alley #461- I’ll be sure to wear this and you can see it in person. Until then – please join my colleagues and out guests on this month’s hop! 

 

 

9 thoughts on “Jenny wren – the Art Jewelry Elements Component of the month reveal

  1. Niky says:

    Jenny, I liked the engraved copper pieces but I LOVE the beads, the colours are just perfect with the copper and I love the little hints of silver and the dangles such beautiful finishing touches!! I love reading your blog as it is always full of interesting facts, thank you so much for joining in!

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  2. Lesley Watt says:

    I think you were right to add the colour Jenny – those lovely greens just lift Niky’s bead so much. Love the design too…I haz ideas now 😉 !

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  3. Nan Smith says:

    You made a stunning bracelet with Niki’s bead. The colours in the glass beads combine beautifully with the copper! Thanks so much for inviting me to join in.

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