Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Sexy copper circle necklace

 This  sexy copper circle necklace was fun to make ....

I started by using copper wire twirled it around a mandrel so all the circles would be the same
cut them then filed the ends ... This is a must when you want to solder them together they have to be straight to get a good connection ...
  Playing with my micro torch is so much fun "SAFETY FIRST " then fun ...  I used it to solder all the circles together .The best part really is when I get to use my hammer yes you guessed it I hammered each circle to give them texture .Well now it's time to make the little jump rings to hold the circles together again I used the same technique as before winding the wire round a mandrel ....you can use anything even a pen or do it  like me  I use one side of my round nose pliers just make sure every time you are winding at the same place so they are all the same size !!  Now I  cut them and hammered  them a bit I use my cutters make sure each side is even ,if you have flush cutters its even better most of my tools are out of my hubby's tool box no fancy things here :)
  So  now I have everything cut filed and hammered I started to join the circles using the jump rings I just made  ..The next step was to give it a nice warm patina  ..


At this stage I thought It looked a bit bare so I decided to add a few storm grey crystal pearls so I wire wrapped them into the circles that dangle down .. to finish it all off I made a lovely copper hook clasp and joined it all together with a lovely distressed red leather necklace !!
You can find this necklace in my etsy shop here is the link