Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Making Jewelry

Another of my hobbies is making jewelry, which I have been doing for ...let's say... 5 years.  That's got to be close...

Anyway, my latest creation is with copper.  I took a class in the spring which instructed me how to take copper blanks (squares, rectangles, ovals, etc.) and roll them through a press which stamps a design into the metal.  It's fast and easy.  Then, I took guilder's paint and put a reddish patina on the metal.  Again, fast and easy.  So, I finally took a few of the pieces and made a necklace and earring set.  I added some turquoise beads,  glass beads, copper beads, brown pearls, and Swarovski crystals. I added a copper chain and toggle closing.  By adding the chain, it makes it less heavy around the neck.  I've got a few more pieces I need to we'll see what happens.


  1. Simply stunning, as are all of your pieces. Nice job!

  2. Love your jewelry.
    You will have to have a show for all to see soon.

    1. Thank you, Cheryl! I'm going to have to consider doing a show...