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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


  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Dedicated to Fresh Baked, Lynda”:
    “Nancy, this is another Beautie! Great color contrast--each color sings next to the other. I…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Ocean Tribute”:
    “Khristin, I really like the combination of the pearls, labradorite, and copper--they just play so well…” read »

  • dollladysturg aka Pam
    dollladysturg aka Pam on “Copper Enigma”:
    “Lovely design! The silk shows off the copper and labradorite to it's best advantage.…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “" Goddess Maat "”:
    “Asia, the composition in this necklace is very impressive--masterfully done! The beads are out-of-this-world gorgeous;…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Briolettes”:
    “This pair is striking! Awesome briolettes--and you have such a knack for finding the most…” read »

  • EPBCornell
    EPBCornell on “Cross”:
    “Is that stamped solder on the copper sheet metal? From design concept to execution, this is…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “No Two Are Alike”:
    “These turned out great! The addition of the silk is perfect. Very impressive pair!…” read »

  • A Rozmin
    A Rozmin on “Sand Flower”:
    “I always know that Monica's pieces will teach me somthing new. This piece is no exception.…” read »

  • N Taylor
    N Taylor on “Cross”:
    “I have a saw and have not used since the workshop I bought it at. …” read »

  • N Taylor
    N Taylor on “Copper Enigma”:
    “I like this. Nice feel.…” read »

  • Donnaleigh
    Donnaleigh on “Copper Enigma”:
    “Very cool design-love the intricate wirework with the silk. Lovely, eclectic, bohemian, all my favorites!…” read »

  • N Taylor
    N Taylor on “" Goddess Maat "”:
    “I had no idea but right some professions would not be jewelery friendly. Your work…” read »

  • Beauty Sought Khristin
    Beauty Sought Khristin on “Ocean Tribute”:
    “Hey Monica! I think you and everyone else is right! A trial run is a must!…” read »

  • puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky on “Cross”:
    “I have those same shears. Asia, for tight corners you need a saw, at least…” read »

  • puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky on “" Goddess Maat "”:
    “Asia, you have inspired me to dig out some of my lapis and give it a…” read »

  • Asia
    Asia on “" Goddess Maat "”:
    “Becky is right, I work in IR that means scrubs for 10 hrs. a day and…” read »

  • Asia
    Asia on “Cross”:
    “Beautiful, I love your solder work. I need to get a pair of those sheers. I…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Lovely Lavenders”:
    “I really like the different shades of purple and violet you've paired with the subdued, soft…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Inspired by Sarajo W”:
    “I remember those earrings! This is a lovely rendition of them--simple, but very elegant. …” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Seahorse bracelet”:
    “What a thoughtful gift. Your niece will just love the seahorse charm and the fun,…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Sand Flower”:
    “LOVE the name, LOVE the flower clasp, LOVE your ceramic beads, LOVE the versatility! Did…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “Cross”:
    “Beautifully done, and the necklace is perfect with it.…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Recycled, re-designed”:
    “Monica, incredible work as always! I think I would love to join Becky and come…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Moon child”:
    “Love the balance between the moon and star. The blue wire and beads are perfect…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Wired butterflies”:
    “I really like the different colors of wire you used in this one.…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Dragonfly fly away”:
    “This is fantastic work! So beautiful--those beaded wings are amazing! You have a very…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Altered States”:
    “Fantastic idea! Again!! Lynda, you are on a roll! The bead addition is…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Plum Leaves”:
    “This is so beautiful! I really like the leaves paired with the pearls. I…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Silver Slate”:
    “Gorgeous! What beautiful statement pieces you create. The color of this one is beautiful--love…” read »

  • Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc on “Inspired by Sarajo W”:
    “Thanks girls. Becky,that was funny about the unholy alliance. It's like that thing about beets…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Elephant Marching”:
    “I finally got my little elephant too, and he is such nice quality. You've created…” read »

  • Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc on “Cross”:
    “This is beautiful. I'm not advanced enough to know the craft,but I sure do like looking…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Desert Sunset”:
    “Very nice! My favorite part of this necklace is the bumpy lampwork bead that goes…” read »

  • Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc on “Dedicated to Fresh Baked, Lynda”:
    “Thanks so much,ladies. Thanks to Lynda for her inspiration. I lucked out with these stones.they are…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “An Agate Statement”:
    “What a wonderful necklace! Beautiful stones to capture and allure attention. Gemstone sticks are…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Little Black Dress”:
    “Wow, this was a lot of hard work! What results! I really like the…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Mookaite for fall”:
    “Asia, sorry for the late post. This is a great necklace--perfect colors for the upcoming…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Sticks with Stones”:
    “This is a fun piece with the agate sticks. I like how they bring the…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Did I Mention I Like Amazonite”:
    “The pearl cluster is a surprising addition to the Amazonite/Tourmaline beads. What a lovely look…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Metal Lineup”:
    “Kye, I love this version of your bracelet! I can't believe it looks so much…” read »