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Designs by rootware

summer necklet

Wanted something summery and easy to wear. I hammered out a neck circlet, wrapped with blue silk ribbon, and wired in teal and cream freshwater...
Components: Copper wire, czech crystal, freshwater pearl, grey agate, silk ribbon

Purple green enamel bracelet

Still loving the purple and green together... torch fired some copper bits, put them all together with some agate and swarovski crystal.
Components: torch fired enameled copper, Agate, swarovski

Asking for input

I took a class last year and we made these wire wrap copper framed bracelets. This is one I made on my own with some peacock colored pearls I had...
Components: freshwater pearl, seed beads, and copper wire.

Spring GREEN!

I have several bracelets 'started' on my bench so I finished one this morning. Forged and embossed some copper links that I used some verdigris...
Components: Copper links, copper wire, pearl, crystal

Springtime Copper

Still can't stop loving the czech blossoms and leaves! I created a center copper focal, then patinated with orange and gold patina, then attached...
Components: Copper chain, copper focal, copper bead, sari silk, freshwater pearl, czech pressed glass leaves, blossoms, and small drops, swarovski crystal, blown glass dichroic beads from Dee Howl Beads.

springbracelet one

Had such a great time at my metal smithing course... came home with bracelets on my mind. I fold formed a tiny little star to set in the middle of...
Components: Copper sheet and chain, czech glass, pearl, swarovski crystal, copper beads, watermelon quartz faceted bead.

Copper and leather bracelet

I don't usually post this much but I am off to take a metal working class tomorrow ( yay!) and won't be posting for a few weeks. Beyond hammering...
Components: Copper circles, braided leather, copper chain, copper end clasp, melon and pressed glass leaves ( czech), copper beads with tiny cathedral czech beads.

Copper blossom necklace

I enjoyed the copper blossom earrings, so I made a necklace to go with. Started with 1/8 inch copper pipe that I bent into a 'U' shape, threaded 16...
Components: Copper wire, copper sheet, copper tubingsilk ribbon, Rose Quartz, Carnelian


This is an 18-20 inch thick choker with large agates, blown green glass discs, copper beads and textured/darkened copper discs with a handmade...
Components: Agate, Copper, blown glass disc, swarovski crystal, copper bees.

Brass pods

Loved my copper pea pods last summer, so I tried them in Brass. A little harder to work with, but overall was very gratified with the outcome. Made...
Components: brass, czech glass, freshwater pearl, rhodonite.

Coral and Pearls

Still doing auction pieces, and had some red coral I wanted to play with. Hammered out some large washers, embossed them, and darkened them with...
Components: red coral, freshwater pearl, aqua chalcedony, swarovski crystal, sari silk ribbon, copper

Orangey Pink Goodness

I was taking apart some components I had made that didn't ever pan out, and as they all lay on my worktable I decided to put them back together in...
Components: Copper peach moonstone, Rose Quartz, padparadsha swarovski crystals, copper beads.

Pink and Tan

Tis the season for silent auctions... and once you make for one friend, well, how do you say no to others? Working on auction number 2 of 4. Guess...
Components: brass wire, geode slice, rhodocrosite, czech crystal, freshwater pearls, ceramic bead.

Copper blossom earrings

As Little round chick so recently says... got to love some copper and a torch! These started out as 1 inch copper discs... and with a wave of my...
Components: Copper and copper wire, silver wire.

Spring blossoms

I was asked a few weeks ago to donate some jewelry for a local school's silent auction... Am I the only one that gets locked into that firm grip of...
Components: Copper wire, Lemon Quartz, amethyst quartz, copper beads, sari silk.

Target FIRE!

Have these great dark orange glass disc's from River Oak Acres lampwork, and they found their way to some embossed and patina'ed copper discs on my...
Components: lamwork glass disc, copper disc, crystal, copper ear wire.

Copper lollyPOP!

Playing around with copper shapes, I soldered these copper rings to a long flat piece and they reminded me of little copper lollypops! Still...
Components: Swarovski, Copper componants, sari silk ribbon, freshwater pearl, aventurine, Labradorite, dichroic glass.

Calla la la

Had a wonderful new years day sitting at my work table, firing up the torch, banging on some metal, and getting inspired! Someone showed me this...
Components: Copper, Rose quartz

waxing moon

Hubby wanted me to make some gifts for him to give out at work so here is one of the pair of earrings I made. Simple silver open hoops, textured...
Components: Silver wire, Blue Quartz

Dichroic bling

Bought these neat dichroic glass beads from an artist, and loved how they went with copper. I didn't want the earring to be too busy... just...
Components: Copper and Dichroic glass bead


  • kye
    kye on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Vintaj sells a natural brass magnet clasp I use a lot. It's really strong and matches…” read »

  • Annabel
    Annabel on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Gorgeous. Love the colours and the focal.. How can you go wrong with owls…” read »

  • Beadaholic1
    Beadaholic1 on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Thanks everyone! Kye and Moogie.....helpful tips are always appreciated.…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Owl's Nest”:
    “I can see why you fell in love with that owl bar. It is so neat.…” read »

  • Moogie
    Moogie on “Owl's Nest”:
    “I love the colors of the beads & how well they go with the bar &…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Ditto! and a Fave!…” read »

  • Deb Harding
    Deb Harding on “Owl's Nest”:
    “So cute. Beads are also pefect compliment to the bar. I love your chain and jump…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “Owl's Nest”:
    “This is so cute! Love the colors!…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Absolutely, positively stunning!! You have found the perfect beads to go with the darling bracelet…” read »

  • Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked on “All wrapped up...”:
    “Thanks, again! I am in total agreement about Rena over at Jewelry Making Journal...lots of…” read »

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    Kerrycasey1956 on “Paint Drops”:
    “Will you be getting any more of the multi color teardrop chain in? I would love to…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “All wrapped up...”:
    “I bow to your superior skills with wire! This is stunning, just so unique! Lots to…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “Celestial Connection”:
    “This has an "other-worldly" look. The colors and balance are perfect. And the focal! Really beautiful.…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “Earthy Mix”:
    “The pendant is drop dead gorgeous! The whole piece is lovely and the clasp! Very nice!…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “This is stunning! I love the colors and I, too, am a huge fan of bronze.…” read »

  • Moogie
    Moogie on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Awww, thanks everyone. You're the best! Got the little bells from Lima! They ARE cute! And…” read »

  • Moogie
    Moogie on “All wrapped up...”:
    “Hey Lynda, I know I wrote a comment but I don't see it here... So, I love…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Wow! This is so amazing! I never would have thought of putting all this together but…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Earthy Mix”:
    “The beads look fabulous with your pendent! I know how difficult it can be to take…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Gorgeous pendant - what a wonderful job you have made with it. The filigree echoes…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Just gorgeous Moogie. Such a rich looking set. There is so much to look…” read »

  • Snnje B
    Snnje B on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Love it!…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Oops!!! I meant to say bronze.…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Beautiful set!I agree with Fresh Baked- I keep looking at the necklace and find something new…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Earthy Mix”:
    “This is sooo beautiful! Love how the filigree compliments the detail in the pendant.…” read »

  • Annabel
    Annabel on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Love that pendant! Very pretty.…” read »

  • Beadaholic1
    Beadaholic1 on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Thanks so much everyone!…” read »

  • Moogie
    Moogie on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Oh you are so good with polymer clay! Did you play with Playdoh alot as a…” read »

  • beadinggma
    beadinggma on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Your work keeps getting more beautiful!!! The pendant is gorgeous and you have a knack…” read »

  • Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Such a rich mix of metal and beads...especially on the layered necklace. Every inch has something…” read »

  • Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked on “Earthy Mix”:
    “The pendent is beautiful! Looking forward to seeing more of your PC work.…” read »

  • Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked on “Celestial Connection”:
    “Fun and edgy set of jewelry...Love the iridescent colors!…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “A beautiful, simply elegant set where every element speaks affectionately with every other one. I'd wear…” read »

  • No Photo
    S KatollakaSue on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Pendant, gorgeous. Beads, also. What really catches my attention is the clasp arrangement! It's really pretty…” read »

  • Deb Harding
    Deb Harding on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Absolutely beautiful! This caught my eye as soon as I opened the page. I love your…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Earthy Mix”:
    “I love the pendant! The beads enhance it so well, also. The colors are…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Moogie, this is a great necklace to showcase each and every component of this great necklace!…” read »

  • Beadaholic1
    Beadaholic1 on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Love the mix of metal and your bead and color choices are perfect....great design!…” read »

  • Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked on “All wrapped up...”:
    “Thank so much, everyone! And if you want to delve more into coiling, then getting and…” read »

  • LFP Sarah
    LFP Sarah on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “the color combination is beautiful and the balance of the piece is spot on.…” read »