Copper and Sapphire Blue Jewelry Set

by Michelle Boucher-Garrison.
(Saluda, NC USA)

Copper and Sapphire Blue Jewelry Set by Michelle Boucher-Garrison  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Full Set

I love copper and blue is my favorite color, so my selection for this jewelry set was easy.

The difficult part was deciding what connectors I was going to use to put it all together.

I wanted a piece that showed some creativity. I played around with some copper wire and finally decided on double swirls.

Copper and Sapphire Blue Jewelry Set by Michelle Boucher-Garrison  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Swirls, Small copper and blue beads

I wire wrapped the individual component parts consisting of 8mm sapphire blue beads with flower bead caps and a 4mm sapphire blue bead sandwiched between 4mm copper balls.

The components are connected with copper rings (which are not soldered since I made this set just after I started making jewelry and did not have my room set up for soldering.)

Copper and Sapphire Blue Jewelry Set by Michelle Boucher-Garrison  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Hand made Heart Shaped Toggle Clasp

I finished the necklace with a heart shaped toggle clasp, which I find easier to use than lobster clasps.

The bracelet took a bit of planning since I was making it 7″. I made 8mm bead components, connecting each one to the next, followed by a swirl and an 8mm component on each end of the bracelet.

It is finished with the heart shaped toggle clasp.

Copper and Sapphire Blue Jewelry Set by Michelle Boucher-Garrison  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Flower Bead Cap

The earrings were the easiest. The copper flower bead caps are very pretty and enhance the sapphire blue bead nicely, so I chose those for the earrings. They hang on ball and coil copper colored ear wires.

Michelle Boucher-Garrison
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  • Michelle, the unusual components you created, as well as the complementary colors of copper and sapphire blue, make an interesting and lovely jewelry set.

  • Debra Lowe says:

    copper and blue, beautiful combo. And love the swirls, great wire work.

  • Chris Rehkop says:

    What a nice color combination Michelle, I like your spiral connectors too.

  • Joan says:

    I too, like the combination of copper and blue and have used copper with lapis.
    Very lovely set.
    I am curious to know what gauge wire you used?
    Thank you for sharing.

  • Hi Joan
    I will have to get back to you. I just pulled apart my craft room to paint and reorganize and it’s under a big pile of stuff. I will measure the gage because I don’t remember! (Doing this while sales are slow).
    Michelle

  • Joan,
    18 (clasps) 20 and 22 gauge copper used.

  • Margaret says:

    Very pretty.

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