Spiral Mania in Copper and Brass

by Diane Schamp.
(Great Lakes Region)

Copper and brass wire is economical and easy to shape into spirals. Take an undrilled stone or large glass lampwork beads and turn it into an attractive pendant.

lampwork pendant

You can use 18 gauge to 20 gauge soft metal wire. In these examples, large Millefiori glass undrilled nuggets were used. Cut an 8 to 9 inch section of wire and then form a spiral on both ends using round nose pliers.

Wire Wrapped Lampwork

The center section of the wire is shaped into a loop and used as the bail. Use two part epoxy glue to attach the wire design to both sides of the glass nugget.

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Add a beaded necklace to your pendant and you have a pretty jewelry piece.

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