Quick look at my newest design, consisting of hand-forged copper dagger shapes, some fire-balled copper ends, various gemstones (labradorite, Russian chaorite, fossilized coral, malachite, and what I think is lapis lazuli) and lots and lots of finicky fiddling. No pre-conceived wire weaving here – it’s all freeform wire art.
My favourite part is the way the tumbler makes the copper GLOW. Way better than just sanding off the antiquing patina! I’m so happy with these.
The labradorite I’ve claimed, probably forever, and the large fossilized coral is adorning the neck of a co-worker and it looks FANTASTIC on her. I can’t wait for the weekend to make more!
UPDATE: I have created a Craftsy class that features the technique for creating these designs! Check it out at Organic Wire-Wrapped Pendants.