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copper roll

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I've been on a copper roll today. These earrings were made out of copper I purchased at the local scrapyard.


Scrap piece old copper and copper wire, copper earwires; I used a pair of round nose pliers to bend it. I ended with a good pounding with a rawhide hammer on the larger pair, then clear coated both pairs for protection.

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  1. Sonja J
    Sonja J says:

    Love them both! I never thought of checking for copper at the scrapyard…that’s a good idea that I’ll have to look into! Beautiful job with the shaping on both, and I love your patina work! =^__^=

  2. BeadlingatMonsterPajamas
    BeadlingatMonsterPajamas says:

    Very pretty!

  3. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    I love them! Great job with your wire work. I especially love the crinkly ones though. ;)

  4. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    Both are really the freeform swirls.

  5. Ginger Gem Crafts Kerry
    Ginger Gem Crafts Kerry says:

    Wow , look at those spirals! Your wire work is wonderful. I love seeing copper wire. It has a nice rustic feel to it yet it seems to work with everything. Beautiful work :)

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    pearlsandme aka Monica says:

    Really nice, look a lot like mine :-) Have you used copper much; how important is it to coat it? (My husband claimed it would be poisonous against the skin!?)

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

    I love copper; these are beautiful. Great job!

  8. Beading Hippie  Shawn
    Beading Hippie Shawn says:

    Monica…I coated mine so that they won’t tarnish…so the customer will know what they will always look like. As to poisonous, I don’t think so. I used a glossy spray paint and gave them 3 light coats. I can’t imagine it could leach into the skin…

  9. Beading Hippie  Shawn
    Beading Hippie Shawn says:

    Thank you everyone for your very kind comments!

  10. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Awesome pairs! Wonderful wire work!

  11. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Very pretty…love both pairs. Impressive wire skills, especially getting both earrings to match!

  12. daisymae
    daisymae says:

    These are AWESOME! You are on a roll with this copper lately! ;) These are fabulous! :D

  13. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Wow! At first I thought the patinated pair were a stone slab of some kind! They are going into faves!

  14. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    Great design. Love them both!

  15. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    Great squiggles; adore the patina.
    You must have had fun at the salvage yard!
    Re: toxicity: think of all those people wearing Cu bracelets to ward off arthritis…. not dead yet!

  16. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    Oh boy squiggles and swirls! Both are lovely. Right into faves.

  17. Asia
    Asia says:

    Love them both :D

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