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Hammered again!


About this design:

These are my FAVORITE!!! This is Keep-It-Simple and a touch of sparkle.

Had to have a bracelet of course. Lots of Czech lavendar tea and a swirly dangle focal.

Components:

LB: Czech lavendar tea rondelles other: aluminum wire

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Laud
    Laud says:

    Did you shape the metal pieces? They’re so interesting.

  2. Blooming Ideas
    Blooming Ideas says:

    These turned out fantastic, Julie!!!

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    JC Hamm says:

    Love, love!! … :)

  4. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Very nice work, Julie! I like them a lot!

  5. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Great pieces!

  6. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    You were born to hammer!!! Love the design of ear rings. :D

  7. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Fantastic! Really love them. I want to hammer stuff!

  8. Asia
    Asia says:

    Awesome, love your title too ;) :D

  9. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Thanks ladies! Yesterday’s class was about tools and techniques and lots of practice. We used aluminum wire since it’s so forgiving… and cheap!
    The round-ish pieces are simply lots of loops, but you have to remember which way to place the piece and which way to twist. The square pieces are even more fun. Lots of 90degree angles and flat nose pliers. I tend to “over-hammer” but I like the effect.

    The instructor is Pam Preslar. She has an etsy with LOTS of gorgeous stuff and *TUTORIALS*. I’m super lucky that she’s local so I get hands-on personal help. I’ve signed up for more classes so I can learn the really detailed techniques.

  10. Laud
    Laud says:

    Now you’ve got me excited about classes. I’ve always learned from books, but I’d like to see how to do techniques like these. Keep going–these are great pieces.

  11. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Beautiful work! I saw a street artist pounding aluminum in Key West last week! I bought a pair of his earrings and they are very light weight. Another plus of working with aluminum.

  12. Frida
    Frida says:

    Love them, Julie! One can tell you have a lot of fun with that hammer!

  13. Sylvia N
    Sylvia N says:

    Love these, so interesting with lots of texture.I like the bit of sparkle:)Great job!

  14. T Paul
    T Paul says:

    Very pretty and unique! Love it!

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