Hooked On, Copper Wire Jewelry















Well, just a few new projects finished, thank the goodness. My hammer is broken, so I started to string some of the amazing beads brought to me from Mexico. The Turquoise, once again, is from the most amazing Magpie and I loved using these Carnelian beads as accents. Very 'Egyptian feeling' to me. :) Again, using a simple leather cord, I create a casual 'finishing end' to the necklaces. Some are simply tied and believe it or not, the leather holds as well as any clasp.

A nice way to finish off leather, at least in my opinion, is by using a handmade clasp in a figure 8. The leather, I add wraps of 21 gauge wire, attached one side, but left the other lopped. It threads through the figure 8 like a slide clasp and 'catches' just enough to hold firm, because of the wrapping at the ends. Take a closeup.... I like doing them this way as it gives an easy and secure way to alter the length of the necklaces. The leather is not large enough to be 'bulky' when knotted at the back, but it is large and rough enough to 'hold tight. Sure, it'll come off if you yank on it, but most clasps will too if you tug well enough. :) It's a secure hold. Give it a try. These beads are a decent weight with the copper wires also and so I found this to be a nice surprise that a simple tie knot would work. The other copper clasp is simply hammered from 14 gauge wire as is the rest of the heavy copper in the designs. The accent wraps are all 21 gauge.

Click any of the images to enlarge. Enjoy the ideas and now I need to run off and list these.







Hugs and creative days!

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14 comments:

Betty BeadBug said...

OH my gosh! I am love, love, loving you copper jewelry. Not just these but all of it you have been posting. You inspire me all the time. I left you an award on my blog, so come and get it, ok? :-)
xo

ChezChani said...

All beautiful but that one at the top right, amazing!!!!

mrs beadsley said...

Izzy, Izzy, Izzy - what gorgeousness you have created!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the turquoise one on the right (the one being modeled by some lovely someone)- your swirls and wraps are perfection!!!! You go girl!~

TeriB said...

Izzy, your work is great! I'm always stunned when I see your new designs. This time, I have to tell you that I admire the copper/turquoise piece, with the wire pendant/centerpiece. It's creative, and so fluid in the movement of the wire! Teri
http://www.sandtcreations.com/wordpress

Swati Nigam said...

Thank you for leaving such beautiful compliments on my blog. I replied to you there, but just in case you do not see, I want to say it here too, that we both have a mutual admiration society! LOL! You like seeing my jewelry, and I love coming here and drooling over the things you make! Your pieces are very unique...very different from others, and your wire wrapping is SUPERB!

Swati

A Beaded Affair said...

Izzy, that piece at the top is truly stunning. Just love it. Your eye for shape and form is flawless.
Lois
http://www.abeadedaffair.com

Shay said...

Izzy, I'm with everyone else. I just love that upper right piece especially. It's so much fun to watch you create!!
Shay

Lola D said...

Hi deary!
Where have you been?

HUGS!@!!!!
Girl, you know I agree with you! Copper copper copper! WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

Perfectly Twisted said...

Oh! Thanks everyone! Lola, I've been crazy busy, sorry for not visiting JG lately but I try - it's just hard to keep up with all the spaces and places. I'll be over soon! Hugs and mucho love to you all!

Stephanie said...

I love copper and your pieces are STUNNING!!! Just found your blog through Swati at the purple flower. I'll be back when I have more time to poke around. :)

Stephanie

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This is interesting,but few days before i saw beautiful Engagement Rings, Gold rings and must visit this you will also be surprised to see such a beautiful designs.

Mary Anne Gruen said...

These have a really nice feel! I like the leather ties. The whole collection has a sort of timeless feel.

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Michelle Chermaine Ramos said...

Absolutely beautiful work! I can't wait to learn how ot make this stuff!