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Rustic Copper and Rhyolite

About this design:

Spent most of the afternoon yesterday working on this necklace. Those little triangles were a bit tedious to make and took most of the time but I like what they add to the design and they look good with the rhyolite beads. This design was not what I had originally planned but along the way it kept evolving.

I started with the center copper piece that is cut from a scrap that just happened to be a good size. All of the little triangles were cut from scrap, too. I didn't try to make them all the same size because I knew that would be an exercise in futility. I used 22ga wire to make the eye pins for the beads and finished the necklace with one of my favorite LB antique copper chains.


24ga copper sheet, 22ga copper wire, 8mm and 10mm rhyolite beads, antique copper chain

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  1. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Superb necklace! I could see matching earrings.

  2. K Ralston
    K Ralston says:

    We start with an idea, but the piece ultimately decides what it will be. I admire your patience working with metal. I can imagine how much time and effort it takes to smooth and polish it. You done good.

  3. Stingray
    Stingray says:

    With the main triangle point-down and the smaller ones point-up, this necklace is really well balanced. It looks really cool.

  4. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Pam, I’ll do some ear rings. I still have small triangles and bunches of rhyolite beads.
    Thanks for the encouragement KR and Stingray.

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