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Copper Slice Take 2

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Well I re-worked it and the balance is much better. The wire hanger is gone and some extra chrome diopside nuggets have been added. I may fiddle around with the nuggets some more but first I'm going to just watch it for a while.

The second piece is one I made several years ago. It is also made with a copper scrap plus some leather cord, chain and green blood stone beads. This was my first copper scrap necklace. There have been many others made from scraps in between these two.


#! 24ga copper sheet scrap, chain, chrome diopside nuggets #2 24ga copper sheet scrap, green blood stone, leather cord

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  1. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    LRC – Love your reworked design. It hangs so nicely. Like the point created by the nuggets also. Your pieces are so fun and unusual. And the colors are so nice together.

  2. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    These are works of art.

  3. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    When I first saw your reworked piece, I wasn’t sure I liked it. I moved up and looked at the other pieces. When I came back and looked closely, there was no doub this is the way it was meant to be. Congrats on your cchanges. I also like the other too. MM is right, these are works of art.

  4. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Well of course they are art. Don’t you know I am the Michaelangelo of copper scraps? Ooooops, that’s not right. That is a guy’s name….would Michaelangelina be more appropriate? :D

    Seriously, thanks for all of the help and for the compliments. There are times when I start fiddling around with wire or scraps and come up with something I have no idea if it should be back in the scrap box or hanging with a blue ribbon. My folks didn’t intend to raise a wild haired child but they certainly did get one.

    Time to take the cookies out of the oven. :)

  5. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Yes LRC Michaelangelina works for me.

  6. J Gaye
    J Gaye says:

    LOVE this—copper shapes are lovely and the green diopside looks perfect. I really love the way the chain gracefully connects to the larger piece. AND I especially love the fact that you were willing to “rework” something—I do that too and my biggest fan (my mother!) is all like “WHAT?!!!” She doesn’t always understand her creative wild child either!!

  7. Stingray
    Stingray says:

    You have a skill for cold-connections. Both are really unique. Good balance on the second on with the beads hanging in the curved cavity.

  8. kye
    kye says:

    I think your rework was successful. Love the flow of the chain. Plus you have another winning design. Well done!

  9. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Thanks for the compliments and encouragement everyone. Now I need to get to work on the 4 or 5 unfinished pieces just hanging around in my work room instead of looking for interesting scraps in the discards.

    JGaye, sometimes the reaction we get from family is priceless. When I show some off the wall piece to my son I frequently get an ” ..oooo-k…” in response. Obviously I just leave him speechless. :D

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    Melody F says:

    When you say “scraps” what are they scraps from?

  11. No Photo
    Melody F says:

    I like your changes.

  12. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Melody, the scraps are usually from 24ga sheet copper or discarded shapes made with copper wire. Once in a great while I may have some red brass sheet scraps but frequently I have discarded red brass wire shapes.

    Glad you like the changes. :)

  13. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    I love it! The changes you made, really make it flow. This necklace is begging for a low v neckline – casual or dressy! Too bad there’s not a computer program that we could put our pieces on a virtual person to see how it looks! Hint, hint LB!

  14. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Thanks for the comments, Robin. Fantastic idea for a virtual person. I’m basically computer illiterate and don’t understand how these ‘gee-whiz’ aps work but I would definitely learn how to use one. Hint, hint LB. :)

    P.S. How low on the V-neck???

  15. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Very successful rework! What a fantastic piece! 8O

  16. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Forgot to comment on the second one….I was so fascinated with the first! The copper shape in this one is so unique! Love the leather cord–it creates a whole different feel to the piece rather than using chain. The bloodstone is another perfect choice in color to complement the shiny copper. Both are Stunners!

  17. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Thanks for the comments, CC. I love the combo of copper and green stones.

  18. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Nancy, how did you texture the second piece and still keep the ‘relief’ change in the center? Did you use a form to hammer over?

  19. SF Girl
    SF Girl says:

    These are both fantastic! The mix of green beads and copper scraps is stunning, and the asymmetry is perfectly not perfect, if you know what I mean.

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