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Project

Skeleton leaf pendant - Midland Hawthorn

Project Description

Who is this project for? Women

What you will need

  • Another version of my Skeleton leaf. This time based on a Midland Hawthorn. Like common hawthorn
  • Midland hawthorn is ideal for wildlife-friendly gardens
  • where its dense
  • thorny cover makes it suitable for hedging and provides good nesting sites for a whole range of small birds. In April and May it produces white
  • occasionally pink or red
  • flowers and it has attractive glossy
  • dark green leaves. In autumn
  • plentiful haws provide bright colour and a source of winter food for resident birds and winter visitors. The leaf is made using various gauges of copper wire
  • wrapped and woven together to form the intricate detail. I have used 4mm Unakite beads both on the pendant and the handmade chain. The pendant is 1 7/8" tall including the woven bail and 1 1/8" at it's widest pint. The chain is 16" long including the hook clasp.

Q&A with Abby Hook

VicMansfield asked:
I love your copper work - they are beautiful!! How to do you stop the copper from discolouring and leaving a green a stain on your skin?? :)
Abby Hook answered:
Thank you for your comment Vic. All metals will discolour with time if they are not cleaned. I reduce the effect with copper by cleaning it with a mild detergent and a soft nylon brush once I have finished making it and then polishing it with a gold polishing cloth which has been impregnated with an anti tarnish agent, this greatly reduces the discolouring process ;)