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Springtime Copper

About this design:

Still can't stop loving the czech blossoms and leaves! I created a center copper focal, then patinated with orange and gold patina, then attached copper chain and sari silk. On the sari silk I placed two beautiful blown glass beads from Dee Howl, and finished with a simple lobster claw.


Copper chain, copper focal, copper bead, sari silk, freshwater pearl, czech pressed glass leaves, blossoms, and small drops, swarovski crystal, blown glass dichroic beads from Dee Howl Beads.

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  1. celticivy
    celticivy says:

    love the colors and anything to do with Copper and reds and oranges! awesome job!

  2. nutz4beadz
    nutz4beadz says:

    I am with you on the love of the Czech beads, especially the little blossoms and leaves. This bracelet is gorgeous. I admire your work.

  3. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Love the colors and textures in this bracelet! This could certainly be enjoyed year round!

  4. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Very cool!!! I just built myself a small collection of Czech flowers and leaves and I have been plotting my next move. Chunks along a chain like this is definitely on my list. :) Your copper focals, though, are way above my skill set and really make this bracelet stand out! LOVE it!

  5. rootware
    rootware says:

    Thank you all for your nice comments! PCLRbecky.. my skill set was absent metal working two years ago. I have a long way to go, but I have come a long way already ;-)

  6. foxhill designs vt
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  7. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Beautiful work :) !

  8. Asia
    Asia says:

    Love the colors and the movement :D

  9. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    This bracelet is awesome. Love your copper focals. I’m with you Becky, above my skill set…but couldn’t something similar be created with copper washers?

  10. rootware
    rootware says:

    I usually create my ‘links’ out of copper pipe.. hammered, then streched and embossed with the rolling mill. This one was created by two different sizes, then soldered together, and then patinated. You could definitely start with different sized washers to avoid hammering and annealing the pipe. I imagine you could also epoxy the metal if you are not torch proficient!

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