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Fall Harvest


About this design:

I am experimenting with different finishes on sheet copper.This orange color was achieved by gently heating the copper sheet in a flame and then sealing to preserve the color. It ended up the same color as a pumpkin. I oxidized the wire with liver of sulfur.

Components:

22g sheet copper, 20g copper wire, 18 g copper wire, copper head pins, Assorted Jasper beads, liver of sulfur.



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  1. Simply Adorned Jewelry
    Simply Adorned Jewelry says:

    Love the color! How long does it take to do the heating and preserving?

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    S Amendola says:

    Not long. I heated the copper by passing it back and forth for maybe a minute through a direct flame. The color first starts to develop orange and then pink. It then seems so turn a silver and purple and then finally black. I stopped when then pink developed but everything turned a uniform awesome orange when I applied the sealant.

  3. Beadaholic
    Beadaholic says:

    These are gorgeous! The color is so rich and deep. I admire your ability with sheet metal and torch!

  4. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    I love copper and these earrings are really beautiful.

  5. ShadyGlade Girl
    ShadyGlade Girl says:

    Absolutely love these! The color is wonderful. Fantastic, thank you so much for sharing these!

  6. Asia
    Asia says:

    Lovely heat patina :D

  7. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Love the colors in these, beautiful design!

  8. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Fabulous colors! Love these.

  9. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    WOW! Now that is pumpkin color! Love ‘em! :D
    Aren’t torches wonderful?

  10. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Beautiful!

  11. Chicky Zee aka Alice
    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Beautiful!

  12. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Love playing with fire! And love this pumpkin color you’ve gotten. Perfect earrings for fall.

  13. A Little Pizzaz aka Judy
    A Little Pizzaz aka Judy says:

    Beautiful copper color; elegant, simple design.

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