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Fold-formed Copper Leaf Pendant on Cast Brass necklace

Fold-formed Copper Leaf Pendant on Cast Brass necklace

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: copper, brass, chain, bead, wire
  • Favorited by: 4 people
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From Woodinville, WA
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Here is the necklace to wear when touring the Wine Country! The copper leaf centerpiece is created by fold-forming. That means I cut it out of copper, annealed it and folded it in half. By heating it and hammering it and manipulating it with pliers I was able to create a pretty realistic leaf form. Pretty cool, huh? I love making jewelry like this!

I found a pair of sugar tongs made from cast brass, and then cut them apart with my jeweler's saw. The leaf hangs from the brass bar with the use of 16 gauge copper wire, coiled to look like climbing vines. The brass bar is also connected to the chain with the same technique.

I found a fine chain with multi-sized leaves dangling from it, and used that to form the sides of the necklace. Then I added a pearly-apricot bead to connect it to the chain that goes around to the back of the neck. The clasp is handmade by me in an S-curve. This is really comfortable as it lies against the back of the neck very flat. The full length of the necklace is about 18.5 inches. It shows best that way.

A storyteller by nature, I love searching for elements for my jewelry. Searching for the insignificant character to take on the role of protagonist in the story I will tell with each piece.

The original found object may not be wonderful but some of its components might be useful to me. It may not even be a piece of jewelry. A brass candlestick, a copper bowl, a decorative platter might just as easily serve my purpose.

Sometimes the most insignificant element of an old piece of metal takes on the central role of the new piece. Having been purified by fire it can take on the next phase of its hero's journey.

I love to make jewelry that looks as though it had been found in an old shop of curiosities. What once was a magician's talisman, an Abyssinian king's crown, an ancient warrior's gauntlet. These are some of the fantasies that cross my mind and infuse the piece as I transform and construct the new objet d'art.

Having been made new the jewelry becomes ancient again. And the cycle begins anew as someone else searches for the perfect piece of jewelry in which to tell their own story.

Thanks for shopping with me, and I hope you enjoy your day!
Antonette Cely
Odds Bodkins
Here is the necklace to wear when touring the Wine Country! The copper leaf centerpiece is created by fold-forming. That means I cut it out of copper, annealed it and folded it in half. By heating it and hammering it and manipulating it with pliers I was able to create a pretty realistic leaf form. Pretty cool, huh? I love making jewelry like this!

I found a pair of sugar tongs made from cast brass, and then cut them apart with my jeweler's saw. The leaf hangs from the brass bar with the use of 16 gauge copper wire, coiled to look like climbing vines. The brass bar is also connected to the chain with the same technique.

I found a fine chain with multi-sized leaves dangling from it, and used that to form the sides of the necklace. Then I added a pearly-apricot bead to connect it to the chain that goes around to the back of the neck. The clasp is handmade by me in an S-curve. This is really comfortable as it lies against the back of the neck very flat. The full length of the necklace is about 18.5 inches. It shows best that way.

A storyteller by nature, I love searching for elements for my jewelry. Searching for the insignificant character to take on the role of protagonist in the story I will tell with each piece.

The original found object may not be wonderful but some of its components might be useful to me. It may not even be a piece of jewelry. A brass candlestick, a copper bowl, a decorative platter might just as easily serve my purpose.

Sometimes the most insignificant element of an old piece of metal takes on the central role of the new piece. Having been purified by fire it can take on the next phase of its hero's journey.

I love to make jewelry that looks as though it had been found in an old shop of curiosities. What once was a magician's talisman, an Abyssinian king's crown, an ancient warrior's gauntlet. These are some of the fantasies that cross my mind and infuse the piece as I transform and construct the new objet d'art.

Having been made new the jewelry becomes ancient again. And the cycle begins anew as someone else searches for the perfect piece of jewelry in which to tell their own story.

Thanks for shopping with me, and I hope you enjoy your day!
Antonette Cely
Odds Bodkins

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