Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Got Brave

I find the hardest part of learning anything new is getting up the courage to take the first step.   This was true of me when I decided to venture into more than simple wire wrap pieces.   I was intrigued by the look but intimidated by the process.  Which type of wire to use, what color wire, should I add some bling, would the end result be what I envisioned.   What I finally realized is that I would never learn if I didn't try; so I took a deep breath and started measuring and cutting wire.  What I quickly found was that it wasn't as hard as I thought it would be, and when something didn't work it was not a big deal to start again.   The materials did not have to be expensive and the time was invested in improving my skills, not wasted.  The last post had my first try at combining elementary weaving with wrapping.  That wasn't so hard but I needed to do more; rings were somewhere I had hesitated to go so I decided that would be a good next step.  I followed the directions and quickly realized I could make a couple adjustments that would make the finished product a little more to my liking and even a little easier to make.  My point; give it a try and you will learn quickly.  What do you think, OK for my first shot at a ring?  I am enjoying working with wire and will be trying Viking Knit and some other more delicate, intricate pieces in the near future.

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