Is that a robin I see/

So things are looking up around here, the smell of spring is in the air. My stomach flu seems to have turned tail and disappeared!I am starting to feel back to my normal self and this is a good thing. This week I met an English teacher in the elevator of my building. She offered to start helping me with my french and I jumped on that. So yesterday I went to my first conversation club and I had a blast. I think this is going to help me out a lot. It is so convenient that she lives in my building too. I am thrilled.
I did a few pieces in the dye bath this week. This lovely piece was for a custom order. It's a difficult job but I think it turned out good. The little piece you see in the upper left corner was the piece I was trying to copy. I do think it is lacking the pinks of the original but that's the beauty of hand dyed. It's never the same!

I have also been working gung ho on my wire wrapping. The more i do, the more I want to do. Hubby said I can buy myself tools for my birthday present. That is just TOO exciting for me. I cant wait till I have some better tools to work with and more wire....definitely more wire.
So my owl is almost done. I have a few more things to do to him and then I will put a darker patina on him. I really like how he turned out.

I started a new piece too, this is the first part of it. A dragonfly!

Hope you all have a great weekend!
4 comments on "Is that a robin I see/"
  1. The owl is fabulous and I cannot wait to see the dragonfly completed. I adore dragonflies!

  2. Diane, these are really fantastic - looks kike you have been doing this for ages instead of being a beginner. Good tools really do make a difference in beading and wiring.

  3. Star~ I so know you do :D

    Thank you Robyn. It is so bizarre. I have wanted to try this for so long. I just couldn't shake the feeling even though I told myself it was silly. I picked up that wire and it was like I was born to it. I can't get it out of my mind. Every night I dream about it. I seriously have caught the bug LOL!

  4. Oh, Diane! That dyed piece is fabulous. It's reminds me of being under water.
    And you're doing such a good job on the wire wrapping. One of these days I want to try my hand at that. When I get a little spare time.........Bwahahahahahah!