Thursday, March 11, 2010

Crazy for Copper

This is one of my favorite projects from the recent crop of designs we created for Catalog 30. I’ve always been partial to silver, but copper has taken hold of me lately and won’t let go. I love the warm tones, especially in combination with crystals.

To create this necklace, I combined copper shaping wire with Crystallized™ - Swarovski Elements and Limabeads.com filigree components in linked units. I used thin gauge wire to attach crystals to the upper and lower edges of the big copper filigree tube in the center of the necklace.


Here’s are links to two different types of copper shaping wire in Catalog 30:

Artistic Wire: http://www.beadalon.com/aw-standardcolor.asp

German Style Wire: http://www.beadalon.com/GermanStylePlatedWire.asp


-Katie Hacker

Katiedids™

www.KatieHacker.com

1 comment:

  1. Oh wow, I am just getting into beading, but mine is the sewing type not the metal, I am part of theBeading Guild where I get a lot of help from, and just looking at your site is brilliant, look forward to more.

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