by Erinn LaMattery.
Back in January I started playing around with my wire to make some shamrocks.
After maybe half an hour of wasted materials, I finally found a way to shape them that was easy for me and they turned out pretty sweet!
(I always start with cheap aluminum wire before moving into copper or silver).
I decided to use my prototypes in a giveaway on my FB page, and listed the others in my shop.
A few got sold, the others are waiting for new homes, and all in all it was a pretty fun project to work on!
For the largest ones, I used 16g copper wire and my pliers to shape it, then hammered with a textured surface hammer, applied patina, polished and then sealed it.
Some I left with no stones to fill the centers, some I filled with various green chips.
One of my customers requested a necklace, another wanted a pin, and a few asked for keychain finishes.
And a few have gone into my Tree of Life Suncatchers.
All in all, it was a lot of fun to make.