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  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “Early Sunset”:
    “Really pretty and not overdone. The Tibetan beads really take center stage!…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “Koi Pond”:
    “How cool is this? You do amazing things with these challenges and this is no exception!…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “Bluesy Bronze”:
    “Oh. My. This is fabulous!…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “Tibetan Life”:
    “Ooo! What a striking piece! You done good!…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “Mysterious”:
    “WOW! You nailed this! LOVE IT!…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “Blue Lagoon”:
    “Love the brighter blues pop against the darker hues! Lovely design.…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “Asymmerty One More time”:
    “I just love how you do those wrapped circles! Do you wrap them around something? They…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “More Bones and Leather”:
    “You have good bones! Love everything here! There is a lot to look at but it…” read »

  • Beauty Sought Khristin
    Beauty Sought Khristin on “One the Wings of a Vintaj Butterfly”:
    “One of the things I love about Vintaj is the "old made new" look. Sometimes it…” read »

  • Beauty Sought Khristin
    Beauty Sought Khristin on “Early Sunset”:
    “Wonderful color scheme and great design! So nicely done!…” read »

  • Beauty Sought Khristin
    Beauty Sought Khristin on “Koi Pond”:
    “This is such a great concept! I love the challenge given to you by your husband.…” read »

  • Beauty Sought Khristin
    Beauty Sought Khristin on “Tibetan Life”:
    “I want to say ditto to everyone's comments above. This is so well done. I've looked…” read »

  • Beauty Sought Khristin
    Beauty Sought Khristin on “Bluesy Bronze”:
    “This is definitely a work of art. Great piece!…” read »

  • Beauty Sought Khristin
    Beauty Sought Khristin on “Blue Lagoon”:
    “This is asymmetry perfection. It is so visually interesting. The colors and textures work so well…” read »

  • Beauty Sought Khristin
    Beauty Sought Khristin on “Mysterious”:
    “Oh. My. Gosh. Wow. This is incredible. You have rocked my face off, blown my mind...…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Bluesy Bronze”:
    “WOW!!! This is amazing! I love how you carried the necklace design down under…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Dads Key Fob”:
    “Love this stylish key fob idea for men. No more misplacing those keys! :) …” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Mysterious”:
    “Isn't it exciting when you find a treasure unexpectedly? That glass bead is stunning! …” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Tibetan Life”:
    “Donna, I just love the way you combined the Tibetan agate beads with the Czech ivory…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Blue Lagoon”:
    “It is wonderful the way you combined all those rich-colored blue elements into this beautiful asymmetrical…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Blue Lagoon”:
    “Beautiful necklace - love all the blues together.…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Tibetan Life”:
    “I am very taken with this necklace. It is so ethnic and pleasing. I…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Mysterious”:
    “Love it, love it, love it. From the mystery focal to the chainmaille to the…” read »

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    C Wathen on “Hidden Treasures”:
    “Likw your designs and having the directions are nice.…” read »

  • puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky on “Asymmerty One More time”:
    “Thank you! ;) What intrigues me is the wire wrapped part. I am just…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Mysterious”:
    “Thank you so much for all the kind words!! :) :) :) …” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Blue Lagoon”:
    “Thank you for all your comments and kind words. Hey, Little Round Chick, you should me how…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Tibetan Life”:
    “You all are such artists! i really am starting to spread my wings. Your kindness. is…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Mysterious”:
    “Kye, another amazing piece of magic! Love everything about your wirework and moss agate to match…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Mysterious”:
    “Everybody loves a mystery and this is no exception. The focal is unique and gorgeous.…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Tibetan Life”:
    “WOW! This is fantastic and definitely exotic! Love the color, the beads and the…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Blue Lagoon”:
    “Beautiful color, great design. Love it!! :) …” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Asymmerty One More time”:
    “pclrbecky Please feel free to borrow part or all of the design idea. I'm a…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “Mysterious”:
    “Wow, I love this! That focal is exceptional and you've complemented it perfectly.…” read »

  • puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky on “Blue Lagoon”:
    “Very, very nice, Donna! I love the asymmetry and the balance!…” read »

  • puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky on “Asymmerty One More time”:
    “I love it!!! I might have to ask your permission to steal a bit of this.......…” read »

  • puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky on “Mysterious”:
    “Very, very cool!!!!!!!!!!! I love your wire/maille work but in this piece it is the…” read »

  • SilverCords aka Judy
    SilverCords aka Judy on “Mysterious”:
    “This is just stunning--the stones and metals work perfectly! I wish I knew how to…” read »

  • Creel U
    Creel U on “Mysterious”:
    “matte moss agate and chain mail. You had a happy muse!…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Tibetan Life”:
    “Multistrand necklaces are so hard to get right. This one is really pretty. The tree of…” read »

Copper Play Date


About this design:

Three different copper treatments. One embossed and LOS patina. One textured with a texturing hammer, then LOS. The last one, embossed, then hit with a torch flame for some gorgeous sunset colors.

Components:

copper sheet metal, brass embossing plates, sterling and copper wire, turquoise, New Jade, Czech glass

Additional Images:



Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. BeadlingatMonsterPajamas
    BeadlingatMonsterPajamas says:

    They’re all gorgeous, but I love orange, so the last pair is my favorite

  2. Asia
    Asia says:

    Absolutely adore the first pair :D

  3. Sonja J
    Sonja J says:

    They’re all gorgeous! The first pair has a Renaissance feel to them that I just adore, though! Beautiful work!

  4. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    All wonderful!

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

    they are wonderful – all of them – but the top pair is my fav – love the design and color!

  6. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    These are all so fabulous, but I think the last one is my favorite! The colors you created in the copper in the last pair is just so gorgeous, and the beads you chose to go with are perfect!

  7. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Beautiful, beautiful :)

  8. Beading Hippie  Shawn
    Beading Hippie Shawn says:

    All are great! I love the first pair..very original!

  9. Beadaholic
    Beadaholic says:

    I always look forward to seeing your next designs…these are fabulous! Love the colors, textures and metalwork!

  10. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Fabulous results – - it would be too hard for me to pick a favorite pair ! They are each beautiful in a different way – - -

  11. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    I love them all! At first glance I thought the first pair had been etched. I really like the whole design and colors in that pair. :)

  12. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Thanks so much! All the little, extra steps are worth the effort, when the results are so pleasing.

  13. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    I love these earrings, especially the folded one. They are so pretty.

  14. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Oh yes. I agree about the last ones with the copper,and little red beads. Beautiful work on all of these,but those are very special. Stunning colors!!

  15. Laud
    Laud says:

    I love the first pair best–great work on all of them!

  16. Blooming Ideas
    Blooming Ideas says:

    Wonderfully designed! Each pair turned out beautifully!

  17. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Fabulous–all of them!!

  18. JC Hamm
    JC Hamm says:

    Fabulous is right, as always!! I would have a very difficult time choosing the one I want.

  19. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Wow! I can’t choose a favorite either. They’re all fabulous!
    What gauge sheet do you use?

  20. A Rozmin
    A Rozmin says:

    Just fabulous!

  21. Chicky Zee aka Alice
    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    These are all adorable ! My favorite is the first one!

  22. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Thanks again for your kind comments. So glad to know you like these earrings.
    If you do LOVE earrings, then check out Earrings Everyday blog tomorrow for their new monthly challenge reveal …We’re All Ears Inspiration Challenge.
    http://www.earrings-everyday.blogspot.com
    It should be fabulous!

  23. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    These are really wonderful. The first pair is my favorites but I would happily have all of these in my jewelry box.

  24. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    love them all but the first pair is my fav :)

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    pearlsandme aka Monica says:

    Incredibly beautiful!

  26. Warped Wire Studio
    Warped Wire Studio says:

    Beautiful– all of them!

  27. KSD
    KSD says:

    This is great, I wish I knew how to do that!!!

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