Copper Swirls

Project Description

Who is this project for? Women What are you most proud of? In this piece I am proud that I figured out a way to make the spirals all the same size. These are all handmade with no jig. What advice would you give someone starting this project? I would suggest to make a drawing of the spiral and the size you want it to be. Then using some scrap with, form it the the drawing. I also found that a cut piece of a shoe liner worked really well as a spacer to keep the spirals spaced evenly. Test the holes of your chosen bead to make sure it fits the wire. If you chose to do double loop wrapped beads, be sure when you open them that you dont go the wrong way, If you do they will become distored. The swirls are all hammered and tumbled with burnishing compound and steel shot. If you cant or don't make your own jump rings, purched ones will work just fine.

What you will need

  • 18 gauge copper wire
  • green impression jasper
  • heavy gauge copper pre made chain.

Q&A with jewelry lady

bohemianh30677 asked:
I like these. Very pretty. Have you tried turquoise and copper? They are gorgeous together. So are cobalt blue and copper.
jewelry lady answered:
I love everything with copper. it is my favorite to work with.
FoxDesigns asked:
Love this project! I would love to see a tutorial on this if you have something available. I thought I saw a note in the comments that you had sent it to someone. Thanks so much!
jewelry lady answered:
i think i will write a tut and put it on my facebook page under notes. give me a couple days toget it done. my facebook page is www.facebook.com/jangarbacz thanks.
Beaded Bling asked:
Very very nice. Could u get away with just hammering the swirls, if u don't have a tumbler.?
jewelry lady answered:
yes, hammering works well and gives the swirls some nice texture.
cathy.abn62892 asked:
I love this set. Are there any instruction on this one.
jewelry lady answered:
no, just the general ones in the instructions. I just made it up as I went.