Sunday, October 26, 2008

Beginning Wire-Wrapping, YouTube Video

Here're my latest YouTube videos on beginning wire-wrapping. There is a lot I couldn't get into with the time restrictions, but I did my best to cover what you need to get started.

If for any reason the videos don't show up here, you can always go view them at

Sunday, October 19, 2008

I finished the purse!

[caption id="attachment_28" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="I finally finished the Popsicle-Stick Purse! Yippee!!"]I finally finished the Popsicle-Stick Purse! Yippee!![/caption]

Well, there it is. I haven't had time to do a podcast because I'm working on the video version of making the purse. Also started working on a video on doing wire-wrapped jewelry. That one will probably be up first, in a week or two.

The popsicle-stick purse took longer than I thought it would, but in general it was really easy. The main time-consuming part is waiting for the glue to dry. I used one of my mom's old clip-on earrings for the closure, which I'm really happy with. Not only is it sparkly, but it makes it really special in a sentimental way.

I think it looks really cool. The only drawback I've encountered is that my checkbook doesn't fit inside of it! Oh, well. I guess I can't take my checkbook with me when I use this one.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

The Popsicle-Stick Purse Continues...

Making some progress and learning some things about making a popsicle-stick purse.

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="748" caption="This is last week's purse, a complete failure and is now two lovely bowls."]This is last weeks purse, a complete failure and is now two lovely bowls.[/caption]

Show Notes:

1. Popsicle stick count: 600 and still going...

2. This (see image) doesn't look like a purse, so guess what? It's now two bowls!

3. Two new approaches:

A. A purse - 12 stick square base with 4 stick overlay at 45 degree angle

B. Another bowl! I'm bowl crazy! My octagons are getting better.

4. More supplies: Another bottle of glue and a lazy Susan (big help)

5. More images and (hopefully) a finished purse next week. Stay tuned.