Saturday, 12 June 2010

Another UFO finished - Goldwork

Back in February 2009 I attended a Gold work workshop tutored by Tracy Franklin in Cambridge UK.  It was a weekend workshop and we had the choice of two designs.  My choice was the one with spirals, I was lucky enough to have a copy of both designs as I am going to make the other one eventually and have them together on my buffet.  Here is some of the work from the original workshop.

First of all my piece in progress. We dusted the design on first then drew the design over the top with gold pen.  The first part was the or nue' (gold with coloured thread), then the kid leather squares and then finally the pearl at the bottom.
This next picture is the other design.

This one below is Tracy and I back in February 2009 at the workshop.

And now my finished piece finally, incentive was I am entering it in the Townsville show next month and needed it finished.

The photo of course does not do it justice, the design is 6" high and 2 1/2" wide. I will put it eventually in a bigger frame, as I still have all the material at the back, didn't cut any off as I had always intended to frame in a much larger frame.
So now here are the closeups.
This is the bottom section first

The next section up from that

yes I know just a little wonky there in the middle, tried a few times to fix it, but must be the kid leather in that section.

And finally the top section where the or nue' is.

I then bordered 3/4 of it with a large twist with the medium twist for the diagonals in the centre part.
Everyone who has seen it so far likes it, especially hubby's mother (secretly I think she's hoping I'll give it to her).



Faye said...

Arlene, that is amazing, It looks lovely... Have always wanted to try Goldwork, but then I think of ALL my UFOs, and say NO I can't. Not yet...
Well done, I hope you're successful in the show.

Rose Anne B said...

WOW WOW WOW this is striking!!! Well done!

Ruby said...

Arlene, You have certainly been busy!! Lovely work. Thanks for sharing.

Needlewoman said...

Beautiful work.

Thelma said...

Beautiful work Arlene! It looks awesome!

Thelma said...

Beautiful work Arlene!

Connie said...

Arlene, One day I will learn how to do this. (-; It looks wonderful.

kerrykatiecakes2 said...

Arlene - you rock girl! Is there anything you can't do? I love goldwork and these pieces are great. You have so many types of gold on there - where do you get your supplies?

Shari said...

Beautiful examples of how to use each of the various gold mediums. You have done a great job for your first pieces. Good luck in the show.

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Rachel said...

Good to see this - found it from the Group for Tricia's Goldwork Masterclass

Amy said...

Absolutely gorgeous! And good job getting another UFO done!