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    Issue 1 01/15/10

    A ning group

    for talented copper artistshttp://copperwirejewelers.ning.com

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    Copper WireCopper Wire

    JewelersJewelers MagazineMagazine

    Alternative metals arebecoming increasinglypopular worldwide and inmy own studio Ivediscovered the freedom ofworking with copper .

    Copper isnt always given therespect that gold or silver areas jewelry metals . Thisgroup, Copper Wire Jewelerson Ning and this magazine

    re-discovery of copper andother metals in jewelry.

    Id like to dedicate thismagazine to all the jewelersout there working in copperand creating beautiful, handcrafted works of art you canwear.

    Copper Wire Jewelers wheresterling silver is thealternative metal.

    Copper wire forwrappinghttp://www.abeadedaffair.com

    Beads and Supplies

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    This bracelet is one of my first pieces createdspecifically for men. I wanted it to have elegancebut give an impression of strength. I made it with

    long lengths of twisted 20 gauge wire coiled in 2layers around a 14 gauge frame. The ends are alsocoiled for a clasp-free design, with a single brown

    glass focal bead. Vicky

    http://www.kaleidaeclectics.ets .com

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    SHARING GREAT CHAINSAND JEWELRY SUPPLIESWITH JEWELRY CRAFTERS

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    nsandFindings

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    http://susannaoriginals.blogspot.com/

    I love copper. It's warm with autumn colors and cool with crystals orblues, but always rich with hints of hidden depths and passions. I

    don't work with it as much as I'd like, because, other than a spool ofcoated 20 gauge, the only wire in my workshop is 18 gauge butter-soft, electrical wire. No copper beads, no headpins, no findings ofany kind, but when I saw some antiqued copper chain on sale, no

    way was I leaving the store without it.It really wanted to be a bracelet, but the challenge was making

    headpins. The coated wire couldn't be torched to make balled endsbecause it just burned and smoked, and everything gets done in my

    fan-less kitchen. It could be used for the spiraled ends, but because itwas shiny copper, could be too much of a good thing. But once I gotstarted, everything kind of fell into place, and I had a ball hammering

    washers and firing them for some color, curling headpins andmaking the clasp, and finding some old brass headpins that didn't

    look out of place on the red berries. AndAutumn Dance was created.

    Susanna

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    My copper earringsare lamp work andcopper. They aremade with copperwashers and copper

    wire. The washerswere sent to me for achallenge. What canyou make with copperwashers! These wereindented usin ascrewdriver, and thenthe lamp work beadswired on. After that

    they were put in LOS,polished and then theear wires wereadded. They are inmy etsyshop http://fragiacomoglassart.etsy.com

    thank you!!! Sue aka glassymom

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    At Neroli Handmadeyoull find uniquehandcrafted jewelrythat is created by meto bring a little joy to

    your life. Every pieceis made with lots oflove and attention todetails. Thank you foryour looking!

    Copper and Iris BeadsTwisted Woven

    PendantThis unusual,intricately wovencopper pendant withiris seed beadsis suspended on thin,solid copperadjustable chain.

    http://www.nerolihandmade.etsy.com

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    This solid copper and labradoritepiece was one I made as a giveaway for people who boughtbeads from my gemstone sitehttp://www.magpiegemstones.com/home.html. The winnerchoose a sterling necklaceinstead so this sold in a gallery inHouston. It reminds me of a

    Genie Bottle.

    I have been twisting wire andfondling gems for almost twodecades. My jewelry is for saleonhttp://www.szarkas.com/Szarka.html.

    A lot of people ask me how Ilearnt to make jewelry. I had acrystal and some wire and justkept twisting for years until now.I am not a master yet, I do not

    believe, and it has been almost 2decades.

    Wire is the ultimate way todiscover humility. If I approachit with a feeling of smugness orsurety it teaches me quickly thatit is in charge. If I cajole, beg andhope it will do what I want it tomost times now it will listen. Notalways though.

    It is kind of like life.

    SzarkaNewsletter for wholesalegemstone beadshttp://www.magpiegemstones.com/spree.html

    Jewelry Storehttp://www.szarkas.com/Szarka.html

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    "Amber Jungle" I had a handful of faceted glass stones and I bezzeledthem with 20g copper, adding seed beads, cubes and coils until the

    necklace told me it was done. I just love these colors. I have used thesame method several times and each piece looks completely unique. I

    needed side pieces as substantial as the necklace. They are dragon scalechain from Goddess chain

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    Rowan tree jewellery is made by AnnHenderson in her Freshwater studio.

    There she twists and bends copper andsilver wire in combination with prettycoloured glass beads and semi preciousgem stones to make jewellery that Annbelieves can soothe the soul and heal thebody.

    ARTIST STATEMENT

    I am a strong believer in the power of

    mind. Copper has long been held tocontain properties that can help witharthritic problems. It is said to increaseblood flow. It balances the astral withthe physical body and raises self esteem.

    Silver is a general disinfectant andcleanser. It is superb for balancing theastral and physical body. It works onthe mind and emotions, relieving stressthrough its purity andconductivity. Both these metalsaccentuate the healing power of the gemstones.

    Colour is also a powerful healer. We aredrawn to different colours, reds whenwe need energy or want to attractsexually. Orange when we needconfidence and want to feel happy. Pinkwhen we need nurturing. Yellow tostimulate creative thinking. Blues andgreens for calm and healing. The earth

    colours to ground us and black when wewant to be anonymous. If you are drawn to a certain piece of my

    jewellery, I believe that your intuition istelling you what you need to balanceyour life.

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    This one was fun tomake! Hand hammeredcopper wire withstunning blue/green

    glass bead. Very uniquenecklace with handmade toggle clasps.

    Measures: 20" includingtoggle claspI can ad ust the chainlength if you prefer justlet me know when youplace your order.

    Pendant measures: justunder 2" longThis is the exact necklacethat you will receive!!Yay!

    Thanks!

    Vanessa

    Note: Keep your copperlooking shiny and newby using a littleWorcestershire Sauce!!

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    WHEN I WAS A VERY YOUNG CHILD MYMOM GAVE ME A BAG OF TAVENERSALLSORTS. AN HOUR LATER IT WASMADE INTO VERY SMALL PERSONS. IHAD TAKEN ALL THE FONDANT ANDUSED IT AS CLAY.THAT IS HOW IT ALL STARTED, TODAYSOME 35 YEARS LATER I STILL CAN'TSTOP. AS YOU CAN SEE IT IS NOW BEADSAND ART CLAY I'M "PLAYING" WITH.IN MY "SPARE TIME" I'M WORKING AS ATEACHER.MY DESIGN/COLOR IDEAS ARE MOSTLYFROM MY GARDEN BUT ALSO FROM THE

    A NECKLACE IN TURQUOISEAND RAW AMBER, WITH ALARGE HANDMADE BRONZECLAY FLOWER, FOCAL BEADAND BRONZE WIRE CLASP.

    SEA/BEACH. LIVING SO CLOSE TONATURE IS REALLY NICE.

    HTTP://KITTUNIKADESIGN.DK/?ID=81550

    KITT

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    This piece is perfectly named "Acapulco" and will easily take thewearer back to the beautiful Mexican breezes found in this mysticalplace. It's a wonderful piece that hangs approximately 18" with thedangle extending another 2". The arrangement of natural agate, coral

    and African map jasper is beautifully accented by the two largeunakite stones touched by a hint of Swarovski crystal. Copper wire

    accents and findings finish this piece off in elegance.

    http://www.crystalwandcreations.comLois McIntire

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    This is a combination ofcopper that I added a patinato, a silver charm focal andgold tone leaf charm allcome together to form myfirst mixed metals necklace!

    Behind the silver tone BeKind charm is a copperpiece I hammered a textureinto and finished with awonderful gunmetal colorpatina.

    Finishing it off with a few

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    rutilated quartz, a copperpatina washer, and abeautiful gold tone leaf that

    plays well with the goldrutiles in the gems and thebird on the silver tonecharm.

    Black cord is included.

    Mixed metals piece isroughly 3 in length and 2in width at the widestpoint.

    This is a fun handcraftedpiece!