by Poppy Johal.
This unisex piece was a little time consuming but I love the way it turned out! Every single component is handmade.
I used 1/4″ copper tubing that I purchased from Home Depot. I cut a three inch piece and using the rawhide hammer, I formed the circle on the bracelet mandrel making sure not to flatten the tube.
I cut two 2″ pieces of the tubing, flattened them, annealed them and hand polished them. I used one piece to fold over the joint and the other one to make the bail.
Instead of using a heavy chunky chain for this I decided to use specialty cotton lace yarn to make my cord for the necklace. Then I had the clasp issue!
I made a coil with 18 gauge copper wire and threaded both ends of the cord through it and squeezed the coil ends to hold the cord in place. This worked to secure the cord ends, no clasps to mess with and ease of wear.