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Serpents of Ireland

About this design:

I made these earrings for St. Patrick's Day. I used 16 G coper wire,cutting 2 pieces that were about 6 inches long. I started by making simple loops at the ends of both pieces of wire and pounded them lightly to make the loops flat, and therefore easiuer to work with. Then I held both pieces of wire together and bend the wires into a snake pattern. and pounded those areas flat. Next, I slipped a green bead onto each wireand finsihed by making a wrapped loop at the top. The stone is called mosiac stone - it is a composite of malichite and turquise in a resin binder.

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  1. Boston Lady
    Boston Lady says:

    Katherine, Erin Go Bragh! I would certainly say that these earrings do remind me of the snakes driven out of Ireland. How stunning. You make working with wire so easy. Thank you so much for sharing today. Smile.

  2. Violet
    Violet says:

    These are great too… love your wire designs !!!

  3. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Katherine, these are so pretty! :D

  4. karen blasdel
    karen blasdel says:

    Beautiful wire work!!

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    Deb D Grammy Chick says:

    These are wonderful, Katherine! I love the pounded wire! :D

  6. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Katherine, these are fabulous! Terrific wirework and great bead color! :D

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