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Designs by K H

C'est la Rose

Large holed rose colored FWP stung and knotted on khaki colored waxed cotton cord. Finished with a hand forged copper hook and copper washer eye.


Neopolitan

This copper wire frame had been sitting on my desk forever. The other day I decided to subject it to heat and hammer. Then I added vanilla and...


& Rainbows

12G copper wire worked into the shape of ampersands. The fire scale turned into such lovely colors that I could not bring myself to polish it off....


Chain Focal

I wove a scrap of chain onto a pre-made suede neclnace and embellished it with some small turqouise colored stones on hand forged copper eye pins....


Zebra & Ruby

Made on a kumihimo disk using Coats & Clark nylon crochet thread – 4 of black starting at the 12:00 and 6:00 positions and 2 of ivory starting at...
Components: Nylon crochet thread - black and ivory Recycled glass Copper washers Copper Wire


Coquette

Made on a kumihimo disk, using 8 strands – 6 of Coats & Clark black nylon crochet thread and 2 of pastel eyelash yarn. The strands of eyelash were...
Components: Black nylon crochet thread eyelash yarn lavender aluminum wire SP chain FWP purchased earwires and headpins and jumprings


Dream Catcher

I recently learned how to make felt beads. This set of beads was made from yellow and peach roving. I started with wet felting and then needle...


Very Cherry Earrings

I made these simple earrings from a lucite bead the color of a cherry, and added a lucte leaf and a crystal dangle for the "pit". They were an...


Black Steel Earring Tree

Here is the earring tree that was inspired by Little Round Chick. I used 19G black steel wire (from Ace Hardware) - cutting 7 pieces about 2.5...


Lenda da Gralha Azul (The Blue Crow)

Lenda da Gralha Azul or The Blue Crow is a mythical giant bird from Southern Brazil that supposedly travels throughout the southern region of the...
Components: These earrings were created from blue wooden crow beads and 20G copper wire. The beads are very light, so I used 5 per earring to get that jungle babe look.


Fall Bead Art Fair 2011

Yesterday the LBS put on a bead only art fair and BBQ. The day started out cool, but turned lovely. It's a chance to meet other beaders and see...
Components: 1. Lots of repurposed table linens from the Goodwill by the pound store. 2. Buffet server rack repurposed into an earring rack. 3. Black wire mesh wastepaper basked, flipped upside down and repurposed into a pendant rack and topped with bracelets. 4. Rescued antique jewelry box with nice mirror, necklace hooks and storage drawers. 5. Repurposed silk corsages in late summer colors. 6. MY JEWELRY!


Reception Stix

I found a piece of magnesite that reminded me of candy - swirls of orange and chocolate on a sweet vanilla background. So I treated that piece of...
Components: 12 G copper wire for the cotter pin and hook. 22 G copper wire to link the chocolate pearls/ 20G copper wire to make the headpin for the magnesite bead and to make the coils to finish the pendant and the ends of the suede.


Verre de Mer Violette en Tourbillons de Cuivre

Purple Sea Glass in Swirls of Copper. I had 7 pieces of purple sea glass with large holes that would accomodate 12G copper wire. I slipped 3...


Upcycled Tee Shirt

Chickies, who among us has ever ruined a favorite tee shirt - perhaps it got shrunk in the dryer, or suffered a stain or rip that rendered it...
Components: 1 ruined tee shirt and assorted stuff from the stash.


Ringtoss

You have been so receptive to the last upside down necklace and the lariat that I just had to make another one. This one has a hook that turned...
Components: Hook pounded from 12G copper wire. Links from 20G copper wire. Washers in 3 sizes, all hammered for texture. 60 pound nylon fishing/Rosary twine. The wire came from the hardware store. The washers came from Grainger. The twine came from the fishing department at Walmart. The beads came from my stash


Urban Reflections

My piece Streamline Moderne was selected to be in a show entitled Urban Architecture. When I dropped it off the other day the curator said that he...
Components: Items used: 12G copper wire for the hook. Copper sealing washer (hammered) for the eye. Assorted jasper and magnesite beads, 18G copper wire for the links and 60 1b nylon fishing/Rosary twine.


Summer Wreath

The other day WireSulpture.com send out a free pattern called "Endless Summer" It featured a shell flower, pearls, crystals and wirework. I...


Mustgoes

Mustgoes is usually defined as either the food left from a party that is sent home with guests, or the last meal prepared before a major trip to...


Le Collier de Coton et de Cuivre

This necklace was knitted from Lily’s Sugar ‘n Cream twist yarn in a color called Cottage Twist, using a French knitting spool. 9 brass sealing...
Components: Lily's Sugar 'n Cream Twist yarn, (100% cotton) copper sealing washers, copper wire


The Rainbow Connection

In a song by the same name, Kermit the Frog asks "Why are there so many songs about Rainbows?". That might have been his way of asking us to make...
Components: Copper foil (.005 - 36 gague), satin rattail ribbon, copper chain, copper wire, glass beads.


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