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About this design:

This pair of ear rings had been hanging around for a while so I decided they needed a necklace. With my handy-dandy big pliers and two hammers I made this unusual pendant. It looks OK with the ear rings and because the shape was kinda weird I made an angular hook clasp. Had a devil of a time getting the chain and the shapes to lay right.


26ga sheet copper, 18ga copper wire, antiqued copper chain from LB, niobium ear wires

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  1. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    I like this one too! Is a hammer the only thing you use to put texture on the copper? If the earrings were clouds, I say the look like sailboats with their reflection in the water! Just sayin….. they’re cool too!

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    Beady Little Eyes says:

    So pretty. Is this the fold you explained last month? They remind me of butterflies or sailboats with their reflections in water. (I wouldn’t have thought of that Robin but since you mentioned it – you’re right.)
    Beautiful work LRC. Nice clasp also.

  3. Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom says:

    LRC, I so admire your designs and creativity! You mentioned you had a hard time getting the shapes to lay right, so I have a question … looking at the photo, and I may be not looking right, but do you have the jumprings going through a chain link, or around the chain? If the latter, that might be your problem??

  4. Stingray
    Stingray says:

    First thing that went through my mind was “paper airplane” but in copper. I like that you made the clasp angular to match.

  5. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Thanks for the nice comments everyone.

    Robin, all of the texturing is done with a chasing hammer and a bit made using a the hammer I have for setting rivets.

    BLR, yes these pieces are made using the folding technique I explained last month.

    MM, the jump ring goes through a link. I needed it to be stationary because the jump rings on the little triangles also go through chain links.

    Stingray, I never thought of the shapes looking like paper airplanes but you are right they do.

  6. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    I also saw a paper airplane. (Used to make them all the time.) I like the idea of creating them for jewelry! The smaller triangles hanging from the chain look nice with the focal shape. Your unique shapes always intrigue me.

  7. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Several years ago I was a site supervisor for a YMCA AM/Pm program at a local elementary school. We had this wonderful gentle sloping hill on part of the play ground. It was a perfect place to fly paper air planes so we used it for paper air plane races.

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