Twisted Sisters' Designs will be closed Saturday, May 25, 2013. We will reopen Tuesday, May 28, 2013. See you then.
Make this bracelet by taking a chainmaille class.
Painted silk scarf--come take class to learn this technique.
48 S. Robson Ste 102
Learn how to enamel a beautiful pendant like ths one.
Learn how to work with PMC and dichroic glass.
48 S Robson, Suite 102, Mesa AZ 85210
Gallery Schedule: Tuesday thru Saturday, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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Evolution of Twisted Sisters' Designs:
The "Sisters" were creating a twisted wire bracelet, AND drinking a little wine, when one person declared, as she was trying to untangle her wire, "We're just very twisted", thus we became the twisted sisters and the three of us established a partnership and have been going strong ever since, creating unique and one-of-a-kind designs.
Originally built as a blacksmith shop in 1911, this adobe building in historic downtown Mesa is now home to our working studio and gallery. Come visit us and peruse our original designs.
We hope to see you soon!
One of the workshops we took last August at Art Unraveled was on soldering and bezel setting stones or glass cabochons that are sensitive to heat, thus cannot be torched or heated in a kiln. This little beauty Debra created; it's all sterling silver-the band, the platform that's soldered on to the band, and the bezel that is soldered on to the platform. Because there are so many soldering steps, it's necessary to use three differents strengths of solder--hard, medium and easy, so one isn't remelted while soldering on the next piece.
Another class we took at Art Unraveled was called Balance Beam Bracelet. Well, that was certainly a challenge for all of us, but great fun to make. The original one we made was in copper, but Mary decided to expand the possibilities and used sterling silver for this one, with a dichroic glass cabochon. The "beam", a piece of square, sterling silver 8 gauge wire has a little cross beam attached at each end to make the hinge on one side, and the clasp on the other. The bezel was soldered onto a platform of sterling silver and then soldered onto the beam. Then the cabochon was inserted and burnished down and a decorative piece of 16 gauge wire was wrapped around the bezel for embellishment.
These letter charms are made with Precious Metal Clay, i.e., fine silver, and are made to order. The ones pictured here are 5/8" in diameter, but can be made in any size you would like. If it's for a mother, a birthstone can be embedded next to the letter to represent the month of her child's birth. This is a unique gift--simple but beautiful! Order yours now online, or come by the studio.