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About this design:

I love collars, to show off my many different pendants. I have silver and gold, but can't find a copper one So I made one.

Components:

14 gauge electrical wire, this pendant is Brecciated jasper.



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  1. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Wow cool collar, and if you cant buy one of coarse make one :)

  2. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    Atta girl! it looks great!

  3. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Great idea and job with your copper collar, Dora! :D

  4. Science Chick Runs Sibes
    Science Chick Runs Sibes says:

    Awesomely cool idea–it looks like you could use the same collar interchangeably with multiple pendants.

  5. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    That’s why they make 12ga and 14ga wire, doncha know? :D Seriously, it’s great. How long is the wire you used?

  6. Dragons Chicky
    Dragons Chicky says:

    Wondeful collar Dora!!

  7. Dora H
    Dora H says:

    Thank you ladies…pendants can be interchanged on this collar. Wire was maybe 22 ” and I guesstamated the center then wrapped it around a pill bottle (sm) for the cirlce and shaped it around I hard round plastic wine cooler bottle holder and then shaped to my neck and trim it down in diameter..

    Don’t you just love the professional tool’s I used ?

  8. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    Very cool, Dora! I likey! I may try this, only I think I shall hammer mine….

  9. Chicky Bear-Tara
    Chicky Bear-Tara says:

    This is very nice! Love the pendant and your wire work!

  10. Cotopaxi Chickie Sue
    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    Excellent idea, Dora! Love your collar! And of course the jasper….I’m with Lorrie, I’d probably hammer mine too! :D

  11. karen blasdel
    karen blasdel says:

    What an excellent job you did on this collar Dora…you go girl!!!

  12. Dora H
    Dora H says:

    Thank you, ladies….I wasn’t sure if hammering that gauge wire would make it to hard to form… anyone know the answer :)

  13. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    Hammering often toughens the wire {the term is work hardened} That is why my cuffs get heated first to return the metal to the dead soft state, and the work hardened.
    Once I try this, I will let you know if I have any sucess (the hammering this kind of wire work. ) Then we both do not have to ruin something 8O
    Dora, hope you are doing well! Hugs

  14. Dora H
    Dora H says:

    Sounds good to me please let me know…How do you heat it ? Doing pretty good, my son just got of the hospital again, Dr is checking my blood sugar ( 1st time) and put me on pottasium pills, mine is too low..other than that I’m alive and kicking…LOL Thank you and hugs…Dora :)

  15. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    When I do heated metalwork, I use a propane tank with a jewelry torch attachment. it is small enough to be handheld. And easy to use. I always have a metal bowl of icewater nearby on the workspace, just in case.

    My metal is placed on a charcoal block and on a heatproof surface, and I always pull my hair back away from my face.

  16. Dora H
    Dora H says:

    oh thank you, can it be done in an oven ?

  17. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    I do not imagine that an oven would get to the right temp. Do you have acess to a kiln? that could work too. Heat quick to high temp, cool quick in ice bath. I will send more specific directions to you in the garden next week if you are interested.

  18. Dora H
    Dora H says:

    no I don’t have a kiln.. if can be done in an oven, please send the directions…Thank you :)

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