by Nancy Vaughan.
(San Diego, California, USA)
For the past couple of months I’ve been experimenting with asymmetrical necklace designs. In the first three designs I used copper wire for one section of the necklace but on this fourth one I wanted something a little different.
I have this wonderful little box of copper washers I bought at Harbor Freight. The washers come in 5 different sizes so I decided I’d use one of each size in this necklace. I textured the washers then used the torch to get a more interesting color.
The next step was to decide what chain to use and how to use it to balance the washers. I chose an antique copper chain and decided on a double section opposite the washers. It needed some beads so I turned to one of my all time favorites….rhyolite! The focal and ear rings were using the same components. The ear rings were finished with dark copper colored niobium ear wires.
I’m not sure if I am through with this style of design. I have one more in the works that may or may not get finished. I like the idea but don’t want to make a repeat of any of the others.
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