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Designs by C Strecker

Flowing Pearls

Simple necklace of pearls and chain.
Components: silver chain, variety of pearls


The Ritz -Finished

I still have a few details to finish on this piece...you like?
Components: brass, etch, patina, copper wire


The Ritz

This is another birdhouse...ya think I have birdhouses on the brain? I have been working on this one for quite awhile! each piece is individually...
Components: brass, etch, Copper, copper wire.


A Little Birdie Told Me II

This is birdhouse No 2. (It's already sold!) The picture doesn't really show the great colors of each piece. I'm working on #3. This is fun!
Components: brass, etch, metal frame corners, gilder's paste


Mellow Yellow

The color of the yellow jade reminds me of sunshine and carefree days..the smells of summer. I made this necklace several years ago. My daughter...
Components: Yellow Jade, gold colored spacers, swarovski crystals.


A Little Birdie Told Me

I love birdhouse and am always looking for ways to incorporate them into my pieces. I came up with an idea to make some pendants. This is my first...
Components: metal corners, brass, etch, brass wire, brass bird


Rosie the Riveter Bracelet

I bought some patinated copper sheets several months ago and finally came up with a design. Each rectangle is sawn by hand and the brass/silver...
Components: Copper, copper rivets, brass, nickel silver, copper jump rings


Healing Heart

The last heart I made was for me....this one was for a friend who had experiences some hard times.
Components: Brass, copper, brass and copper wire, swarovski crystal, etchant, patina


ZigZag Earrings

I wanted to do something unusual with earrings so I sat down with pencil and paper and "played". This is the outcome!
Components: nickel silver, copper, patina


Leaves on Copper

I love to do cutouts and I came up with the cutout design from a rubber stamp. The piece is backed with antiqued 29 gauge copper and handmade nails.
Components: Copper, thin gauge antique copper, copper wire, patina


Pueblo at Sunset Picture Frame

My Mom inspired me to do this picture frame for her. I was learning different enameling techniques for a class project and this is what I made....
Components: Copper, enamel, etchant, copper wire


Twisted Sister

This is done in all copper. I worked long and hard on this piece as there was lots of fitting, sanding and soldering. I wasn't sure it would all...
Components: Copper bezel, Copper, bloodstone cab, copper wire


Time Flies By

I had several of odds and end of pieces that I wanted to use up. I just sat down and started "playing" and came up with this design.
Components: brass watch face, tierra cast square, rivets


Adobe Sun

I love the southwest designs! I made this set for my Mom as she also has a love for the Southwest designs. She has spent the last 15 years...
Components: art clay copper, silver wire, brass, copper wire, patina


Blue Lightening Ring

The stone in this ring is actually glass. I bought the"stone" for a small amount from a college student who is learning glass techniques. I have...
Components: nickel silver, glass


My Blue Heart

This was first try at enameling at home. These were done using a torch. I liked the torch effect. I added some small iolite beads
Components: enamel, copper, semi precious stone, copper findings


Copper Trio

I needed to practice doing bezels so I grabbed apiece of copper, etched it and went to work making the bezel for the Blue Agate stone. It looked...
Components: Copper, silver bezel wire, blue agate stone, copper wire


A Mended Heart

Who says a broken heart can't be mended? I lost a sister a few years ago to heart problems- age 48! This was my way of trying to honor her and...
Components: Brass, copper, etchant, copper wire, swarovski crystals


Color of the Harvest

The pendant is made using alcohol ink and adding embossing powder to an inked on design then applying heat.
Components: alcohol ink, embossing powder, hessonite garnet


Crescent Moon

I had these beautiful stones and tried several different designs but nothing popped for me. Then...an idea came to me. Since I love sun/moon...
Components: Copper, copper wire, swarovski crystals


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