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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


Honeycomb

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


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