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Designs by C Strecker

Cathedral Blue

This piece was cut by hand and very intricate. I applied a blue patina to a piece of brass and attached it with handmade nails.
Components: brass, homemade patina


Desert Sky

I love the Southwest and copper and brass are good colors for this! This is a going to be a necklace once all is done..
Components: brass, copper, bronze


The Sun and Star

This piece is made from copper,brass and a little nickel silver. All the pieces are hand cut with jewelers saw and soldered on. The color on the...
Components: Copper, brass, nickel silver, brass wire


The Beat of My Heart

I tried some enameling using a small Ultralite kiln. I used copper cut out hearts and two shades of blue on these earrings. I added some nice...
Components: Copper, enamel, copper spacers, seed beeds


Fire and Ice

I was at a bead show and a vendor was selling these Raku pieces for next to nothing so I bought a few pieces to play with. I love the colors in...
Components: raku beads, copper chain, copper wire


Birds and Garden

I made this piece after seeing these pieces at a craft store. I knew I had to have them. I paired them with sterling silver jump rings, leather...
Components: leather, Hills Tribe silver, charms, silver jump rings, onyx rondelles


Brass Copper Cuff

I made a copper bracelet where I cut out designs and so I figured why not use them for something else. I soldered the forms to a brass cuff I made...
Components: Copper and brass


Leaves of Silver

As you can tell, I love working with metal. This piece is made from nickel silver. It's less expensive than silver but a little harder to work...
Components: nickel silver


Fly Away To Paris

This is one of those pieces that just "grew" as I worked on it. It was fun to do! It is actually a pin/brooch.
Components: thin gauge copper, collage sheet, copper wire


Lotus Flower on Copper

I like to add an asian influence to some of my pieces. I saw this pattern and knew I had to use it. I had a transparency made, ironed it on the...
Components: 20 gauge copper, copper wire, ferric chloride for etch, patina


Circular Motion in Blue

This piece is made almost entirely of different sizes of copper pipe which have been soldered together. The "blue" piece is brass which I have...
Components: Copper pipe, brass


Brass Dragonfly

I purchased some light gauge copper sheets that had various designs and patinas. I cut out a piece from one of the copper sheets to fit a bezeled...
Components: brass bezeled pendant, crystals, Vintaj Brass dragonfly, patterned copper sheet


Brass Connection

I had some unusual shaped brass pieces hanging around so I came with the idea of using different etch patterns on one piece. What you see is how it...
Components: Brass, vintaj brass, faceted carnelian stones, misc brass findings


Door to Fairy Realm

I have a good friend that loves anything connected with fairies. I wanted to make my own version of a fairy door. Even though it doesn't open, I...
Components: brass, patina, etchant, copper wire


Leather-n-Flowers

Vintaj Brass, some leather, a few crystals, some pounding and you have leather-n-flowers! The mix of the leather and brass is a favorite theme in...
Components: vintaj brass, brass, crystals, leather, misc beads


Ring Around the Posey

This piece is made primarily of Vintaj Brass and a few crystals thrown in here and there. I love using leather with the brass as it looks so...
Components: greek leather, vintaj brass, crystals


Folded Brass

I had recently taken a class on form folding metal and had this piece of brass I had etched so I thought I would put my new skill to the test. And...
Components: Brass, Crystals


The Gong

This piece started out as a mistake! But I managed to come up with some ideas and salvage my error (and metal).
Components: Brass, Copper wire


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