More time recently to get to know the dark annealed steel wire from the hardware store. It’s definitely not as easy to work with as sterling or copper, but the finished look is very much to my liking. The wire required an intense scrubbing with steel wool to get as much of the black coating off as possible. Then the harder work of manipulation, especially with the tornado links. Some time with a hammer on the bench block. Then, about 20 minutes in the tumbler. Finally, another scrubbing with the steel wool to get as much ‘definition’ in the design to come through. Finished up with oxidized sterling silver chain, head pins, and ear wires. Whew!
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