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Embossed and Dapped

About this design:

My first things made using my new Vintaj BigKick! I ran the Artisan Copper blanks through to create the key pattern on one, and the heart shaped lock pattern on the other, Patinated them win a mix of Vintaj Rust, Earth, Cinnabar, Topaz and a little Marble or Onyx where appropriate, working in layers and buffing between, then finished with the Glaze. Then, I punched a second hole in the bottom of each for the dangles, and set them in my dapping block to give them dimension. The Earwires are hand forged from Artisan Copper Parawire in Square 21 Gauge. The connectors between the main copper components and the dangles are handmade rings that were forged into connectors with a rustic texture. The dangles themselves are made using faceted Carnelian Teardrops on handmade twirly Headpins using the same wire as the Earwires were made from, Swarovski Crystals in Dark Topaz, and staggered lengths of Solid Copper Mother-and-Son Chain from Etsy.


Vintaj Artisan Copper Parawire Square 21 Gauge; Faceted Carnelian Teardrops; Swarovski Bicones in Dark Topaz; Solid Copper Mother-and-Son Chain; Vintaj Artisan Copper Blanks; Solid Copper Oval JumpRings

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  1. BeadlingatMonsterPajamas
    BeadlingatMonsterPajamas says:

    Absolutly gorgeous!

  2. Jmc
    Jmc says:

    Very pretty. :)

  3. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Amazing! Love the shade of patina you achieved! It’s just perfect with the carnelian and copper!

  4. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Love these!! I agree with Gail!

  5. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Oh how beautiful. I must say that I admire your wire skills. Hand forged ear wires? Wow!
    Carnelian is so dreamy,and just the right sprinkle of bicones.
    Perfectamundo! :)

  6. Laud
    Laud says:

    I’m not a big fan of orange, but you’ve converted me. Lovely!

  7. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    These are COPPERLICIOUS!!!

  8. Sonja J
    Sonja J says:

    Thank you all so much! I really do get most of my encouragement right here, from all of you wonderful people! =^____^=

  9. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Gorgeous color on the copper discs! Love these.

  10. Asia
    Asia says:

    Love the design and the colors are fantastic too :D

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

    Love the design and color – I would gladly wear these; they are beautiful!

  12. daisymae
    daisymae says:

    Great design and the color is rust perfect! :D

  13. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Your color is out of this world! Fabulous design! :D

  14. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Love the movement in these. :)

  15. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Love the colors and movement in these! Gorgeous colors!

  16. Sonja J
    Sonja J says:

    Thank you all so much! =^__^=

  17. Granny Nancy
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