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  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “Festive”:
    “Love the bright colors! A party for your wrist!…” read »

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    G Layne AKA Gail on “River Stones”:
    “Gorgeous! The colors are so serene and restful.…” read »

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    G Layne AKA Gail on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Thanks guys! Becky, I'm with you! More IS more, lol!…” read »

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    G Layne AKA Gail on “Circles with a Sharpie”:
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    Tana R on “Gifted”:
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    Tana R on “Gifted”:
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    wellsdalakaJulie on “River Stones”:
    “This looks so peaceful and lovely, with all the elements in perfect balance.…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “River Stones”:
    “The stones are gorgeous whatever name they go by! I like your choice of smokey quartz…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Circles with a Sharpie”:
    “Thank you LRC! I am anxious to try out your instructions. They are…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “River Stones”:
    “Yes, I believe it is the same stone, just a different name.…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Circles with a Sharpie”:
    “Well rats! I goofed setting this whole thing up. That's what happens when you…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “River Stones”:
    “Love the soft muted colors! It looks like the pendant and the Wild Horse Jasper…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Tiger Eye”:
    “Wow! This is wonderful. Love these necklaces and tiger eye is a favourite of…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Fall?”:
    “I too love the bracelets you keep coming up with - you definitely have a wonderful…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “I love the soft muted colours - so serene and relaxing. Beautiful design!…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “I took a Class”:
    “Amazing! Can't believe this is your first time weaving! I am very impressed!…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Fall Tones”:
    “I love this colour mixture and the design is so appealing - very nice.…” read »

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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Ooooh - this is so cool and I love it all especially the turtles. :) …” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “River Stones”:
    “This is gorgeous - love the stones - love the design. Fantastic!…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Beautiful Gail! I agree the turtles are such a cute addition.…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Gifted”:
    “Thank you - still lots of wood beads left to play with.…” read »

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    C Ferguson aka Annie on “I took a Class”:
    “Thanks ladies. It was fun, but intense. Kept repeating the mantra: single up…” read »

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    puppychick labratbecky on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Gorgeous stone combo! And what a cute 'lil furry critter!…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Gorgeous!…” read »

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    puppychick labratbecky on “Fall?”:
    “Yummy components and beads! I love your style and aesthetic!!!!!!!…” read »

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    puppychick labratbecky on “Turtle Beach”:
    “IMHO more is more! I love it either way but I am partial to extra details…” read »

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    sweetjane on “Fall?”:
    “Thanks to everyone for their lovely comments! This was certainly fun to make!…” read »

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    Medieval Momma on “Gifted”:
    “* would look GREAT with *…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Gifted”:
    “I love it! Very earthy and ethnic. It would look with a off-white flowing sun dress…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Glad to know I'm not the only one who fiddles. Great design. Love the soft…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Gifted”:
    “I like it too. Definitely has an ethnic vibe. Love wood, love all the components,…” read »

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    Little Round Chick on “Fall Tones”:
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    Little Round Chick on “Fall?”:
    “Ditto to all of the above comments. This is a great way to welcome fall...just…” read »

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    Little Round Chick on “Tiger Eye”:
    “Thanks for all of the compliments everyone. The tiger eye is one of my favorites.…” read »

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    Mahala RockChick on “Here Comes The Sun”:
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  • Harmony on Strings
    Harmony on Strings on “Tiger Eye”:
    “I love copper and you really are the master.…” read »

Lots of Copper


About this design:

A couple of weeks ago one of my neighbors brought me a LARGE amount of scrap copper. She was a partner in a fabrication business that used copper and brass. I'm not exactly sure of what they made but I know it involved large scale custom work.

These three pairs of ear rings are made with copper left over from making discs. So far ear rings are all I've made but I have some ideas for a necklace and a couple of bracelets.

The last photo is a sampling of the copper she gave me. The pieces are of various gauges from 16 to 24. Don't know what I'll do with the 16 gauge material but I'll figure something out.

Components:

flamed copper, turquoise, glass beads, niobium ear wires

Additional Images:



Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    So cool!

  2. chicky zee
    chicky zee says:

    These are adorable!

  3. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Love the new shapes, Nancy. This gift will be keeping you busy for quite awhile!

  4. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Wow lucky you! I would probably get into doing metal working if I got that as a gift.
    Cute cute earrings.

  5. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    Yay! What a great neighbor! I especially like the 1st pair w/ the patina and the centered dangle.

  6. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    Terrific earrings! So jealous of your “gift” – not only of the copper & scraps, but your great talent! Can’t wait to see more of your creations, especially what you do with that 16g!

  7. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Hey, thanks everyone. Cindy, I’m not sure what I’ll do with the 16g but I’ll find something. :)

  8. N Taylor
    N Taylor says:

    Great earrings. Can’t wait to see what you do with the 16g.

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    Chelsea H says:

    You could always start learning etching! I find that 16g through 20g copper makes some of the best etchings. With 16g, I have been able to etch twice for 2 effects! (I rarely ever get 16g though. I am sitting on a treasure trove of 20g though! lol) Best of luck with you whatever you do decide to do with it. :)

  10. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Thanks for the suggestion Chelsea. I haven’t done much etching so this would be a perfect reason to give it a go. The 16g pieces are copper but there are also some 18g brass that I just discovered. Does brass etch as well as copper? Or is it picky just like it is with LOS? Love brass but it isn’t as versatile as copper. :)

  11. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Nancy, these earrings are wonderful! Such a clever idea! :D

  12. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Lucky you to get such a great gift! Love the earrings!

  13. Asia
    Asia says:

    I want a neighbor like that, like them all, but the first one is my fave :D

  14. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Thanks for all of the compliments and comments. All of the blues and greens and copper seem to be made for each other. :D

    I need to start working on some new variations. Apparently the cuffs are my most popular item at the gift shop.

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