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Real Steel

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Don't look for Hugh Jackman here...just twisted tornado links made from annealed steel wire. From the 50 feet of 19 gauge hardware store spool. My hands had a good workout between the steel wool scrubbing and wire manipulation. Added the fresh water pearls and oxidized sterling silver findings

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Dark annealed steel wire, sterling silver findings, fresh water coin pearls.

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  1. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    I love the rustic design. I envy you your fingers!

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    olive penguin says:

    Love these! The steel wire and the pearls are wonderful combo.

  3. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    I love this design!

  4. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    So unique and cool. The rustic look against the pearl is really nice!

  5. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Great way to use the steel! Love the combo of elegant pearls with the unexpected steel wire. Looks like you had a lot of fun even if you did wear your finger prints off. :D
    Which Ace Hardware did you find this wire in?

  6. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Hi, Nancy. The 19 gauge was purchased at Home Depot or Lowes. But Ace Hardware Outlet (on line) sells 24 and 28. Here’s the link:
    You pay shipping, but the wire is so very cheap, it’s still worth it.
    I did call the local Ace, but they only carry the galvanized steel.


  7. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Better yet, I just ordered some 20 and 24 gauge from here. Under $13 including shipping.

  8. Gemme Designs
    Gemme Designs says:

    Cool design, luv the idea, would wear that all the time!! :D

  9. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Drat, I forgot to include the web site on my last post. Silly me.


  10. Rocky D
    Rocky D says:

    Very unique and love the rustic look too. Ohh steel wool.Your a brave one.

  11. gembeans
    gembeans says:

    Really like these and the other ones you had on your e-mail posting (forgot what they looked like right now but remember I liked them the best. Hate that short-term memory loss, must so along with the bad typing problem i’M HAVING TODAY–SEE!)

  12. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Wow! steel, I can imagine your fingers hurt. Very nice :)

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    K H says:

    I had a roll of this wire tucked away, and you inspired me to dig it out and play with it. So far I have made several fleur-de-lis headpins.

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    Hayley K says:

    I love the organic feel of these earrings, and I frequently find unexpected jewelry “ingredients” at hardware stores – copper wire, steel wire, o rings, metal ‘links’ in a huge range of sizes, etc. And they’re less expensive, too!

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