A Family that Crafts Together
Two years ago, I made my mother a beaded watch. In September, she returned the beads and watch to me because one of the strings broke. Since my parents are visiting me this week, I thought I’d better start working on an improved version of the watchband. I found a design by Lilli Brennan in Making Bead and Wire Jewelry that I liked. Then I had the brilliant idea of enlisting my dad’s help in the project. I basically handed him the jig, wire, beads, and instructions and told him “Please make this.” As a former watchmaker and surgeon I thought he’d be uniquely qualified for such an undertaking. As you can see, he did not disappoint me. My mom has her watch back and maybe my dad will become interested in further projects along this line. If you’re interested in more information about making wire jewelry with jigs, check out the WigJig site.