My name's Ro Bruhn and I'm a graphic designer/artist living in Melbourne Australia. I sell my work at a local gallery.
My jewellery is made using found objects, hand made beads and embellishments, commercial glass beads,
semi precious stones and silver and metal beads.
My hand made beads are created using polymer clay, shrink plastic, wire, paper, fabric, metal, fibers and anything else that I can utilize.
My found objects range from fuses, light bulbs,washers any hardware that can have holes drilled into it, old jewellery, bottle tops, electrical resistors and connectors, fishing tackle, sewing machine bobbins, computer chips, keys, scrabble pieces and cut dominoes, wire wrapped sea glass and any objects that I can turn into something interesting.
Ro Bruhn Art
I thread the beads and found objects onto tiger tail adding and crimping a ring at the end to make individual drops. When I've created sufficient 'drops' I arrange them into two layers taking into account the colour and shape of the objects. I try to spread them out evenly to balance the whole thing.
I thread these two layers separately onto tiger tail, making sure I have at least 180mm (7 inches) of spare tiger tail at either end, and adding beads in between each drop, I add crimps every 3-4 drops to help strengthen the whole thing. I then join the two layers together by threading a large bead or bobbin at each end then continue stringing beads until the necklace fits.
I finish with my own hand made clasps double crimping the ends for added security
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Time to start playing with your stash of found objects and those beads you've been collecting, Hope that Ro Bruhn's work will inspire you