Tag Archives: Jewelry

Annealing Copper

The copper I use is 24 gauge, and it is not-quite-dead-yet soft.  Hobby Lobby sells metal in their model kit department.  With a coupon it is reasonable, and you can get nice rods, planks, and sheets in both copper and … Continue reading

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Why Copper Jewelry?

I’ve gotten a few emails from old friends who are interested in my jewelry journey so I thought I would answer some of their questions in my posts.  What got me started making jewelry?  The short answer is:  I don’t … Continue reading

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Bee on Copper

There’s so much more to learn about this art form, and I am determined to explore as much of it as I can through the winter.  I’m sure I’ll be back in the garden come summer, but for now, staying indoors … Continue reading

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Owl Eye Jewelry

Try saying that five times real fast.  Anyhow…. I wanted to try something different.  Mary wore a stunning piece to class one day that mesmerized me.  I’m sure it’s in one of her books.  She used a disc cutter to … Continue reading

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Medical, Magical, Mystical Copper

If you Google copper you’ll find it has purported medical, magical, and mystical powers.  Wiki thinks so highly of copper I’m not sure if I believe all of it, even with the 130 references. Being a nurse, however, I am … Continue reading

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Rainy Days and Jewelry

Unlike the summer of no rain (literally three months without), we’re now getting that gloomy, redolent, rainy weather I crave. What is better than a pajama day in the studio creating? The cats love to watch me work. I’ve learned much … Continue reading

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First Sale! …sort of.

The first time I bought some copper I met one of the owners who seemed moderately interested in what I was using it for.  Or maybe I simply started a conversation, which I frequently do just to make for a more … Continue reading

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A Bee in a Box, Copper Art Jewelry

Not having a square punch was not a deterrent for me.  I simply took a small sharpened chisel and after marking the square on the copper, I placed the metal on a wooden block and pounded out the square. I used … Continue reading

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Two Easy Pieces: Copper Art Jewelry

  Putting a square on a square is one of the basics in making art jewelry.  And while it would sound incredibly simple, it’s not as easy as you think. There are logistics involved, and I have found that making … Continue reading

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Halloween Lapel Pins

I have a box filled with handmade pins I have collected through the years.  Many are Halloween, fall, and Thanksgiving motifs, and most were bought at county fairs, craft shows, and little shops like you might find in Occoquan, Virginia … Continue reading

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