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Wire Jewelry Idea: Ironwork Inspiration
by Rose Marion, Wire-Sculpture.com
Wire Jewelry Idea for
November 16, 2011
Ever since I read Dale “Cougar” Armstrong’s article Inspiration Comes from Everwhere and Every Thing and saw her picture of a wrought-iron fence, I’ve kept my eye out for inspirational ironwork. It wasn’t until a recent day trip to Las Vegas that I found some interesting shapes I immediately thought about recreating in wire, both in iron and in tiling. So I hope you are inspired by the pictures I took, too!
The Bellagio Hotel is one of the most famous hotels in Las Vegas. Located right on the Strip, among its other attractions, the Bellagio has an incredible wealth of ironwork and inspiration for wire designers! I highly recommend walking through it if you ever go to Las Vegas, it is worth it. Here are just a few shapes I captured:
Check out this pendant by Lia Herron Manuele, who posted it on our Facebook page. Called Elua III, it’s made of brass, sterling silver wraps, and glass beads. It reminded me of the Bellagio’s ironwork as soon as I saw it!
Those are just a few images that inspired me! I will be sure to have my camera with me when I travel again, and I can’t wait to go back to Las Vegas for a longer trip!
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November 16, 2011 at 11:39 am
I consider my camera to be another tool for my jewelry making designs. I’m still learning but started taking pictures of a tile wall in an airport months ago. My son does ironwork sculptures and they are very much what I do in a much larger scale. We live in New Orleans where iron is a staple, especially in the French Quarter. I like your sun catcher. I’m going to make one for my bedroom.
November 16, 2011 at 12:59 pm
Iron work is so beautiful,and if I were better with wire i could do something like this but i am working on my wire skills
November 16, 2011 at 1:38 pm
What a great idea. I will now being going around looking at everything to see if it can be adapted for wire work. Thank you so much you have been inspirational.
November 17, 2011 at 6:56 am
Lovely designs you showed us in iron from Vegas, I have found old graveyards here in Australia have wonderful wrought iron structures to gain inspiration from, also the stone work gives you a lot as well, look past the macabre into the beauty!
November 18, 2011 at 10:18 am
I can see why these images inspired you. There beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
November 26, 2011 at 1:36 pm
Thanks for the great ideas! I find so many ideas that have nothing to do with jewelry. Nature gives me so many ideas. As we drive through beautiful houses, they give me so many ideas. From the architecture to the Gate there are so many ideas.
You did a GREAT job. You inspire me.