I'm so excited to share my first completed piece of jewelry art! I've dabbled in jewelry making and other crafts over the years, but never found a medium that I felt confident in. Recently, I began playing with copper wire after finding a book at the library. One of the pieces in Sharilyn Miller's book, Contemporary Copper Jewelry, inspired this bracelet.
The last photo is my favorite. I love how it looks in natural light. I'm playing around with the photography a little bit to see what works best. I wanted to show what the bracelet looks like on the wrist, but I don't think that photot does it justice. Each of the links and dangles are handmade. After assembling the bracelet, I gave it a bath in liver of sulfur to get the color I was after. I cleaned it up with 000 steel wool and polished it with a jewelry cloth.
I've been working on other projects all week, but I've run out of wire! I can't wait to show you my next creation.