This Little Bird, Named 'Poppy Robin' is the latest in a string of wire bird sculptures that have been commissioned by Jewellery maker TV. Though they are obviously not jewellery, the creation of them challenges your existing jewellery making skills and enables you to explore new direction.
This little chick was not made to be demonstrated and not really intended as a tutorial as really she is a little too involved to fit within a 45 minute demonstration, however if you would like to have a go at making a little beaded Robin of your own then here are a few images of her in the making.
Also. a little while ago I made and demonstrated a beaded Blue tit, many of the principles are the same, a link to the demonstration and also staged photos of the Blue Tit in the making can be found by following the link below.
Blue Tit in the making
I hope you find these little pointers helpful, please join Crows Mojo facebook group to join in the fun and share your creative journey.
I also have a 'Wire Work Robin' workshop coming up in November at Spoiltrotten Beads, in Cambridgeshire, if you would like to book a space. follow the link for more details
Learn how to secure a cabachon within a seed bead prong style setting. step by step tutorial
On Saturday, after a long drive and an exceptionally early start (3:30 am) due to the awful weather, I had a great time at the Jewellery Maker Studio! I was paired with the gorgeous Vicky who always makes me laugh and is so supportive that I can't fail to have fun! And that I did!
It is always scary, unpacking the carefully wrapped designs that I have made for the show and laying them out on the various busts and mannequins ready to be scrutinised firstly by the crew and then, and ultimately, by the army of talented JM viewers! but when I hear a 'OOH!' or 'AH!' from the team, the first little bubble of nerves pops and I start to relax!
This time my 'OOH' piece was the one featured on the left of this post, Vicky thought that the viewers would like to see how it was constructed in it's entirety and the show was built around showing this piece demonstrated in 3 parts; firstly the chain, then the Clasp, and thirdly the centre piece. You can see these demos on the Youtube video linked below. I also demonstrated one technique from each of the other two kits, and managed to complete a challenge!! Phew! I was a busy bee indeed!
Not surprisingly the 4 hours seemed to fly by and before I knew it we were saying goodbye and packing up to go home again. And of course get my thinking cap on for what to come up with for the next show!! 'No Pressure Gemma' I tell myself, then go right ahead and put some on! You can find the recording of the show and pictures of all my designs featured within it by clicking the button below. Hope you enjoy. x