Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Copper Spells

I decided to experiment with copper wire, as I thought it would be a nice accent for some of my turquoise/coppery glass pieces. I was able to find square copper wire at Brandy Wine Jewelry Supply, so here is a set of earrings that will be headed to Coyote Creek this Saturday. I used the copper wire on a couple of pendants too.

I think it creates the nice warm effect I was going for. Right now I don't enjoy wire wrapping with copper as much as I do the Argentium silver wire...it's a feel thing for me. I think I'll continue to use it as the glass dictates and hopefully I'll become more comfortable with the sensation I get using copper wire.

I call this pair, "Copper Spells".


Deborah Younglao, Silk Painter said...

Oh yes definitely! The copper works perfectly with these. Gives a totally different feel to the silver. I like the flatness of the wire too. These are simply gorgeous!

Celeste Bergin said...

prettttty. very warm.
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Hearttohearts said...

You are right about that, the copper looks wonderful with the turquoise. I love the color combination. Copper seems to be very popular right now, I like it!!!

SCJ Jewelry Design said...

These are beautiful! The copper wire really brings out the copper color in the glass. Thanks for the link to Brandywine also - I had never heard of that one.