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More Etching Copper

In love with this etching stuff. I also found out that when the discs are in the etchant solution, it smooths the edges of the die cut discs…so now...
Components: Copper sheet metal, sterling silver wire, turquoise beads


Easy Asymmetry Trick

This is a little mathematical trick that may be helpful to those of you who would like to achieve more asymmetry in your designs. In this necklace,...
Components: various bone, ceramic, howlite and glass beads


We're All Ears

I'm posting my earrings today too and hope you will consider: going to see the wonderful earrings participants creating using this sweet painting...
Components: Brass head pins, waxed linen cord, wood beads, and seed beads


Dew Drop Earrings

Practicing etching skills with ferric chloride. Stamped some flowers on copper discs with StazOn ink. Etched, pickled, oxidized, polished,...
Components: copper sheet metal, sterling silver wire, opalite


March Earrings Everyday Challenge

Okay, time to play everyone…if you're ready! Earrings Everyday's We're All Ears challenge is posted and it's an adorable Beatrix Potter painting....


Prototype necklace

Fiddling with a necklace. I do like the bright silver with the bits of copper here and there.
Components: Copper metal, charm, and wire, silver base metal chain, turquoise


Metamorphosis

This brooch (fibula) is a response to a class challenge. We had to turn a brass bullet casing into a piece of jewelry. After discarding several...
Components: brass wire, picasso finish Czech beads, quartzite shard


The Difficulty of Small Spaces

Working on my skill with asymmetrical designs in the latest Boot Camp over at Love My Art Jewelry blog site. I'm so much better with necklaces!...
Components: Handmade copper component, seed beads and turquoise feather charm


Earrings Everyday!

If you love earrings, then please head over to the Earrings Everyday blog and check out this month's challenge. The inspiration was a photo of a...
Components: copper wire, handcrafted ear wires, seed beads


Copper Play Date

Three different copper treatments. One embossed and LOS patina. One textured with a texturing hammer, then LOS. The last one, embossed, then hit...
Components: copper sheet metal, brass embossing plates, sterling and copper wire, turquoise, New Jade, Czech glass


Second Etched Copper Bar

Another etched piece using the same laborious and odiferous method. Again with sari silk ribbon in an asymmetric design.
Components: Copper metal and findings, various stone, glass, and lamp work beads. Sari silk ribbon


Etched Copper Bar

Worked on this etched copper piece in a metals class last week. Coated both sides of the copper sheet with asphalteum…and yes, it stunk like tar!...
Components: 20 g. copper sheet metal, sari silk ribbon, various copper findings and wire.


Bunches of Hearts

The heart clasp bracelet is made with silver
non tarnish wire from a lovely tutorial by Lisa Yang....
Components: polymer clay, acrylic paints and sealer, silver non tarnishing wire


Putting it All Together

Here's another necklace using lengths of chain to separate a diverse group on mixed beads. I started out with the very large porcelain focal, which...
Components: Two inch lengths of patterned silver cable chain, 20 g. silver non-tarnishing wire, various beads


Setting Apart

I'd set aside a small collection of pretty blue and white beads. Decided to wire lengths of silver chain in between these (and a few other odds and...
Components: Silver chain, glass, ceramic, and other beads, silver non tarnish wire, 20g.


He Loves Me Knot

Challenged my soldering skills with this love knot pendant…trying not to melt these rings into one big puddle. And a couple of more V Day...
Components: Sterling silver wire, chain, findings Chalcedony and freshwater pearls


Designs on a Theme

I was lucky enough to purchase 4 lovely sterling silver connectors from an acquaintance. And decided to try and create four different necklaces,...
Components: Sterling silver, freshwater pearls, turquoise, Labradorite, chalcedony


Blue Bird of Happiness

Another necklace on a bird theme. This time with a sweet ceramic bird bead and brass key.
Components: ceramic beads, brass findings, glass, Agate, crystals


Brassy Bird

A bit o' fun with an assemblage style necklace…
some Czech glass, buttons, and odds and ends…
accent this stylized brass bird pendant.
Components: brass pendant and findings, Czech glass, buttons


Swirly Rings

Happy New Year, LB Friends!
I'm practicing some swirls on artistic wire rings for a high school girls slumber party tomorrow night.
(I'm...
Components: non tarnishing silver artistic wire 18 gauge, beads


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