I have my first blog follower, huzzah! I've been listing some of my wire-wrapped stone pendants last night, they're a lot of fun to do because I never really know how they would end up. The wire is half-hard, so my lack of muscles is a bit of a issue but I think they've turned out well!
My first wire-wrapped project was a piece of malachite for a birthday commission, the birthday girl was an archer (like myself at the time) so it had a Sherwood theme. I also used swarovski crystals, and oxidised leaf charms. All metal used is solid sterling silver.
I was just saying yesterday that the problem with selling to friends was just that really, I hardly made any profit from it. Thinking back to this particular necklace, that definitely was the case. Still, I was happy to do it. I think the skill I acquired from doing it, and the look on her face when the present was opened.. they were worth something too. As old-fashioned as it sounds - you really can't put a price on happiness!
On that note, it's high time for my morning cuppa. I saw a little blue tit outside the window just now too. I think it's going to be a great day!