Elegant rope jewellery NOT my usual style but loving making them
As most of you already know my favourite metal to work with is copper
twisting, hammering, wire wrapping and so much more , well those who know me better also know Im an Aries never satisfied with what Im doing always wanting to learn something new !!!
Ive had a few requests for jewellery made with rope something I had never thought of making so far because well its not what Im used to doing and I feel like Im cheating not having to make all the components from scratch ...I went and bought different colours of rope ( I think its called climbers rope ) I didn't know there were so many colours to choose from .Then I had to get the end caps and different things to attach to the designs I had in mind to make ..
I couldn't wait to get started as soon as I got home I laid everything out on my work bench trying to figure out what went best where ... Measuring the rope cutting it adding the end caps then deciding on the designs to adorn the necklaces I was going to use jump rings to attach the butterflies and flowers I had decided to use but they didn't look right it made them look cheap ... after a bit of though I got out my fireline and hand sew all the components onto the rope now things started to look really nice I actually sold 2 before I even got them photographed .. the next day I went and bought more colours so I can start an autumn line too lovely browns and copper tones
You all remember a while ago my post about Vicki Diane's Artist Exposed etsy treasury ..Well she hit her goal of 100,000 views after 6 years of hard work and dediction finding new artists to be "Exposed" always in a good way lol !!
This is the final Treasury with 16 Amazingly talented Artists hey guess what I'm one of them Its such an honour to be included Thank you my wonderful friend Vicki <3
You can find all the artists featured in this wonderful treasury below do click and check out all there wonderful etsy shops and support HANDMADE !!
I just have to share with everyone this amazing non stop rotating " Artists Exposed " Etsy treasury .The curater is the one and only Vicki Diane fromVicki Diane Designs... This wonderful etsy treasury has been rotating since April 2010 featuring thousands of talented artists from all over the world I have been so lucky to be featured a few times too .. every 10 days new faces appear in the Artists Exposed treasury page did I mention it has over 85,000 views !!!! It's so easy to become one of the lucky featured artists all you need to do is contact Vicki Diane here is the How to page WHAT TO DO TO BE FEATURED ... Sales and views usually shoot up so fast when you are featured Vicki Diane promotes everyone non stop with so much devotion and love ♥ Here is this weeks ARTISTS EXPOSED etsy treasury https://www.etsy.com/treasury/ODU5MjN8NTk2MjQx/artists-exposed
The 16 Amazingly talented featured artist shop links are below
This is my first finished project using blue patina ...I was really surprised how blue they really turned out!!
As I said this is my first time using the blue patina .The shop I buy my supplies from gave me 2 bottles one to clean the copper and one to turn it blue ... first of all I cut out the crescent moon shapes out of copper sheet metal then I hammered them to give some texture ... Now to try out my new patina solutions SAFETY FIRST gloves on mask on !!
I used the cleaning one first (there is no info on the bottles so I don't know the make or exactly what's in them Google blue patina I'm sure you will find plenty of makes )
I left it in the solution for a couple of mins then removed and rinsed it ... I only wanted one side to become blue so I used a small brush to apply the second solution that gives it the blue colour ,I left it on for a about 2-3 mins then took it out of the dish and placed it on tissue paper top side up ...Now the fun thing with this patina is it doesn't go blue straight away , you have to wait as it dries and mixes with the oxygen in the air it slowly starts to change first it seemed like a light green then slowly turned into this amazing blue colour .... the minute you are happy with the colour you have to seal it to stop it changing and losing its lovely colour .... I would think protectaclear would be the ideal sealant for this kind of project ... It has to be something that is ok to touch your skin ...
To set these earrings off I've added some lovely czech glass seed beads ,blue crystal beads and some copper daisy spacers ..