Thursday, September 15, 2011

Falling for Copper

Ahhh, the cool, crisp air, the earthy colors, and enticing aromas that come with Autumn.  Fall is my favorite season for sure and to celebrate it, I have been using beautiful, rustic, natural copper for some new pieces.  Copper has such depth and interest when textured and given an antique patina.  These first two pieces are made from copper sheet that has been textured with an industrial strength tube wringer and oxidized with liver of sulfur for richness and depth.

Corrugated Cuff

Linear Earrings

These next two pieces are bracelets in different wire wrapping techniques that feature handcrafted lampwork vocals by Melissa Vess.  Melissa is one of the most talented lampwork artists that I have come across, and I was fortunate enough to do a trade with her last year for these stunning focal beads.  I have held on to these beads for a while now as I was set on them being pendants.  I simply could not come up with a pendant design for them, so they were put on the back burner until I decided to make some copper bracelets that were need of some gorgeous focals.

Namaste Bracelet     
Close Up

Serenity Bracelet

Close Up

You can see more of Melissa's gorgeous beads in her Etsy shop:


  1. Beautiful work!!!! Thank you for the sweet compliments... I can see some trading in our future if you will make me a bracelet!! :-)

  2. Awesome bracelets! You've complemented Melissa's focal beads quite beautifully