Goodbye Silver (for Now), Hello Copper

by Irene Vrbensky.
(Mississauga, Ontario)

Goodbye Silver (for Now), Hello Copper by Irene Vrbensky  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Lately, I have been attracted to using copper in my pieces instead of silver.

I found these unique copper spacers and strung them with blue faceted calsilica jasper.

For the middle focal bead I used an electroplated copper lava bead.

Goodbye Silver (for Now), Hello Copper by Irene Vrbensky  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

I’m pretty happy with the finished product and am looking forward to creating more jewellery with copper.

I call this one “Copper River”.

Irene Vrbensky
Mystic Mala

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  • Irene, I love calsilica jasper – especially paired with the warmth of copper! The copper spacers go so well with this design, and the electroplated copper lava bead is a perfect focal point for the bracelet.

  • Moogie says:

    Irene, this bracelet is gorgeous! Did you use stretch cord? I love electroplated lava beads—they are so vivid. And those calsilica are the nicest I’ve seen. The copper is perfect with them. Thanks for sharing!

  • Thank you Rena. Much appreciated.

  • Hi Moogie, Thank you for the compliment! I used .7mm elastic cord from stretch magic and 8mm faceted calsilica jasper from Rainbow Beads in Newmarket, Ontario. I believe they ship to the states.

  • Beautiful, and I love the name! Those colors are one of my favorite combinations.

  • Cathy says:

    I love the colors. Great job!

  • Cat at CatManDoStudio says:

    Love your creation! And I Agree with you wholeheartedly! Working with Silver puts me in a “bad” mood (ha!) I love the warmth of Copper… it’s alive and full of good energy.

  • Chris Rehkop says:

    Very nice combination Irene!

  • Thank you Dianne. Much appreciated.

  • Thank you Cathy, Copper is new for me.

  • Yes Cat, Copper for the future creations.

  • Thank you. Your support is appreciated.

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