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Jasper 'n Copper


About this design:

The original wire work was to be made into a bracelet but it was a bit small and I've done enough bracelets for now. So there I was with my copper squiggle...what to do? Well I curved like a smile, put it together with dragon blood jasper, attached some copper chain I've had forever and made a clasp. Tah Dah! Another bracelet made into a necklace

Components:

12ga and 26ga copper wire, dragon blood jasper, handcrafted copper figure 8 connectors and clasp

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  1. Chicky Chicky Blueroze
    Chicky Chicky Blueroze says:

    Its really cute. I sure like it.

  2. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Thanks Chicky Blueroze. After I posted the pictures I noticed the copper squiggle has the wrong side showing. You can’t see the texture! Oh, well.

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    K H says:

    Awesome!!! :) Don’t you have a bracelet that will go nicely with this?? :)

  4. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Yes KH, I think I do. Will have to check… Glad you like it.

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    Brenda H says:

    This is so neat, I love it – into my favs! Where do you get the 12 ga. copper?

  6. Sali Jo GemsChica Chick
    Sali Jo GemsChica Chick says:

    Lovely! The wire wrapping is excellent! Love the colors too!

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    Mary S - Sweet Chick says:

    This is so cool LRC!!! I like it!!!!
    And what great ingenuity to make your “spare parts” into another great piece of jewelry! :-D

  8. Cotopaxi Chickie Sue
    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    LRC, what a great use for a too-short squiggle! Love your choice of copper chain for this – it goes so well together! And love the single stone alternating – not too busy, and great color combo! :D

  9. Chicky Chicky Blueroze
    Chicky Chicky Blueroze says:

    LRC, who would ever know its not showing the right side. Still lovely anyway its shown.

  10. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Thank you for the compliments, Ladies.
    Brenda, I got my 12ga wire at Home Depot in the electrical department. Also if you know an electrician you might be able to get left over pieces of romex which is the wire used in household wiring. I don’t know if it comes in different gauges but I assume it does. To date I have used about 15 feet of the 20 I bought.
    If you haven’t done much work with wire you might want to start with something a little lighter like 16ga and gradually work up to the heavier stuff.

  11. Sali Jo GemsChica Chick
    Sali Jo GemsChica Chick says:

    SHE GOT HER WIRE AT HOME DEPOT!!!!!!!!!! LOL

  12. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    So beautiful,you did a great job. :)

  13. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    And for my next exotic purchase I am going to a farrier supply place for HORSE SHOE NAILS! Don’t know what I’ll do with them yet but I’ll have fun finding out.

  14. Leigh D
    Leigh D says:

    I think this is a gorgeous piece – I would definately wear this with a smile :-)

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    K H says:

    Home Depot is THE BEST source for copper wire. The price is reasonable to start with and if you buy the short piece at the end of the bold you can get an even better deal.

  16. Lilaynia
    Lilaynia says:

    This is my first venture to this site. When I saw this piece I thought” if this artist makes something like this out of scraps, I need to take an inspiraion pill, or something.” heh heh

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  17. ChickyD aka Debra
    ChickyD aka Debra says:

    Great necklace, Little Round Chick! Love it! Can’t wait to see what you do with the horseshoe nails!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  18. CC
    CC says:

    LRC this is so Pretty! :D

    Since I don’t do copper, does it turn or do you coat it with something before you wear or sell your items? :|

  19. Dora H
    Dora H says:

    great Idea and creation :)

  20. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    I haven’t treated any of my copper as yet, Yorkie Chick, but I think I will start doing so. I wear one of the copper bracelets and as long as I don’t sweat there is no green skin. I’m going to check around and see what treatment works best. I’ve not sold many of the copper pieces and I have contact with all but 1 buyer so I can treat the pieces if the buyers would like for me to do so.

  21. Cotopaxi Chickie Sue
    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    LRC, let us know what you find for a treatment. I haven’t had anyone contact me to say their skin was turning green, but there’s always a first time.

    Hey, has anyone heard about WD-40 for a treatment? I read somewhere it was great for retarding tarnish on sterling, and it’s not harmful because it is made from fish oil. Is this an old wive’s tale? Or if not, might it work on copper as well?

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    K H says:

    Chickies, I clean my copper pieces occasionally and I have NEVER had a problem with tarnishing or greeness or sensitivity with my earlobes. The first step is to rub the copper with a little bit of lemon juice (a little squirt or 2 from the plastic lemon will do the trick). Rub the lemon over the surface of the copper, then wash with dishwashing liquid (ie: Dawn, Joy) and warm water. Rinse and dry with a paper towel. What could be easier, cheaper or more enviormentally friendly? Pieces will stay cleaner longer if you store them in Ziplock baggies.

  23. Cotopaxi Chickie Sue
    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    Great idea, K H! I’ll have to try that! :D

  24. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    WD-40? It’s good for EVERY thing. Lemon juice? It’s pretty versatile, too. And did you know you can clean copper with ketchup? I’ve tried the ketchup but not the other two. I’ll do a little experimenting and get back to y’all.

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    K H says:

    Would that be ketchup or catsup??? I’m no chemist, but it’s probably the acid in the lemon, or vinegar or tomato juice that cuts through the oil and grime and then the dish soap washes it away. Just remember, a little dab with do ‘ya – don’t leave the acid on the metal too long or it might damage the surface. When I was young I left pennies in a solution of vinegar and salt and the results were not pretty – it was probably a felony or something- damaging government currency!!!! :)

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    Starsparkle Spiral Chick says:

    I love this LRC! It’s just inspired me to make a smaller version for earrings. Just need to find the time to make them now :D

  27. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Darling piece! :)

  28. Shanti P
    Shanti P says:

    Very pretty! I would love to learn how to do pieces like this.

  29. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    This is awesome, LRC. It’s a fav :)

  30. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    Wow!!! What a great idea!! This went straight to my favs!! :-D

  31. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Shanti, if I ever make peace with my computer and learn how to put words and pictures together I will happily share with anyone who would like to give it a try.

  32. Shanti P
    Shanti P says:

    Hey LRC, I’m pretty patient! I can wait for you!!!

  33. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    This is just wow!

  34. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Straight to my Favs!!! Great inspiration and fun chatter too!!! LOL :D

  35. Lyric Chick aka Bev
    Lyric Chick aka Bev says:

    Pretty, pretty, pretty! (Or as we say around here, “That’s rat purty now.” Into the Favs.

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