Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.---C. S. Lewis
Sunday, February 21, 2010
One of my New Year's resolutions was to practice more. I thought I would show you some of the skills I have been practicing, they all involve manipulating heavy gauge wire. In Sharilyn Miller's book there are two tutorials for fibulas. What is a fibula you ask? It is an ancient design for a safety pin. Fibulas were used to secure clothing before the invention of the button. Now they are worn for decorative purposes.
I made both of them but the one I liked the most was the "Artsy Fibula Pin" by Eugenia Chan. The top picture is my interpretation of her design.
This heart is also a Sharilyn Miller design, it was in the March 2009 issue of Art Jewelry. The heart in the tutorial was bigger than this one but I thought it was too big so I downsized. I really like this pin design. It looks awesome on the collar of my denim jacket. Both pins were made with 16 gauge wire.