by Diana Stiles.
I hand cut thin copper tubing into small spacers and forged heavy copper pipe, applying a natural fume patina of turquoise and brown speckle.
Likewise, I used my home made patina on copper washers; using two washers and a toggle clasp allows the necklace to be worn in two lengths.
Stones are ocean jasper. Additional copper, shell, and cut glass beads add a refined sparkle.
In August my piece won a prize at a local agricultural fair in Heath, MA.
While my proclivity is to red, yellow, and orange in my copper designs, I stretched my color palette to blue this time around and couldn’t be happier with the result.
My photo also shows copper earrings I designed and made to complement the necklace, or for wearing on their own!
Diana Stiles Designs