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About this design:

It is busy isn't it? I've been playing around with this idea for a couple of weeks. Made many false starts. The pieces were too long and too flat then I had too many of them. After forming and reforming. cutting down and curving I finally had a piece that was cohesive. It is very interesting.......

Components:

14ga and 18ga copper wire

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  1. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    This is amazing! What wonderful work you do!

  2. Gina P - Delta Chick
    Gina P - Delta Chick says:

    8) Wow! This is fabulous!

  3. Cotopaxi Chickie Sue
    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    So incredibly fun! I love this bracelet, Nancy!

    I once again bow to the master….

  4. Linda Talbott
    Linda Talbott says:

    This is lovely. All the loops are beautiful.

  5. karen blasdel
    karen blasdel says:

    Nancy, Your wire work is amazing!! I love it!!

  6. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Love it! :D

  7. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Thanks everyone. This is a great way to start the day.
    This is another of those pieces that I couldn’t tell if it should be in the closet or out. You all have made the decision. Out of the closet! :D

  8. MoonBell
    MoonBell says:

    Ooh… I would love to see it on! That’s so mesmerizing.

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    Mary S - Sweet Chick says:

    Pretty dog gone cool I say!! :-D
    I’d love to see it being worn! I bet it’s amazing around the wrist!

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    AnnDy says:

    I like the design, but one worry/question: how do you get wire which is soft enough to allow for this much bending (without breaking), and yet strong enough to wear, by which I mean, what if it gets caught on someting, like a cuff button, and before you know it – YANK – you’ve lost a cuff button! But will the bracelet still retain its form?

  11. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    AnnDy, I shape the copper first and I must admit it can get a bit difficult but I have a pair of well padded heavy duty pliers that helps a lot. I make most of the really tight turns and loops first so the copper isn’t too work hardened. When I get a shape I really like I texture it with a chasing hammer. The only places you need to be extra careful are where the wires cross. So far I have never had this type of work accidentally stretched out out of shape. By the time it is formed and textured the shapes are quite solid. They can be hardened even more by tumbling for an hour or two.

    Don’t know if it will help but I’ve attached a photo of one link so you can see the construction a bit better.

    Don’t be afraid to get in there make squiggles and hammer them to see how the wire reacts.

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