Crazy weather this weekend here in Southern California. Driving home from the store this afternoon, I had sunshine, hail, wind, sunshine, and then, rain, all in about five minutes time. A real weather concoction…so that’s what I’m putting up in this post today, too…a concoction of pieces I’ve been working on. First up is a necklace with brass findings and featuring one of the paint “patina” butterflies.
Next, I read about this cool material, dark annealed steel wire, on Deryn Mentock’s blog site, where she kindly let everyone in on a big secret about the source of this great stuff…Ace Hardware store. Do check out her blog, Something Sublime, and see how she uses it in her jewelry designs. Gorgeous! This package has 50 feet of 19 gauge wire and was less than 4 bucks. Lots to play with. It’s a bit harder to manipulate than copper, but love the color, especially after you buff off some of the black coating.
And last, two pair of earrings with the steel wire. The wire also forged nicely with the hammer and bench block.