It’s finally here! Karen made these amazing little pie beads (the link takes you to a description of how she made these sweet things).
Ever since I finished my contribution for component of the month, I’ve had the song “Cherry Pie” by Warrant stuck in my head (yes I am a product of the 80′s and Mtv. Yes I remember the very first music video I ever saw…”Rio” by Duran Duran. I was immediately addicted) I’ve been belting out the chorus to “Cherry pie periodically for about 36 hours or so. My poor 11 year old daughter….
I know you came here to see what I did with the darling pie bead. Here you go:
I literally had no idea what I was going to make until the last minute. It came to me without giving much though beforehand. I took copper washers and enameled them in various shades of purple. Why? Because I wanted to. Plus I was going for the whole “pie” theme. Even though my pie is turquoise and I’ve never seen a turquoise pie. But what looks awesome with turquoise? Purple. That’s what. But then purple looks awesome with everything…
So I attached all the enameled purple discs using large-ish sterling silver jump rings. Then I made the toggle. The disc is fine silver fused together then I hammered the crap out of it (cheaper than therapy!) I twisted up some wire into a toggle bar and hammered that too.
I decided the bracelet needed “more”. More what? Cherries! That’s what. Cherries are awesome with pie. These are faceted pearls from a bead soup I received from Kristi Bowman. I decided it still needed more. So I added “berries” that are more sparkly and go by the name Swarovski.
All berries are wire wrapped onto the bracelet using headpins I balled up with a butane torch. That is a very fun technique. Perhaps not on the same level as hammering…
Visit the other jewelry artists who received these delicious pies to work with to see what they came up with