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Copper Love

by: Jennifer Tough

I love it when inspiration strikes, and everything falls into place. I headed down to my little makeshift studio in the basement, wondering just what on earth I was going to make for tonight's inspiration. I'm just getting over a nasty flu bug, and I really wanted to be in bed, not in my basement :-)

Sitting right on my beading table next to my keyboard was one of our lovely swirl design copper rings, and next to that was a crystal copper heart - perfect! Plus, you must all know by now my huge love affair with anything, and everything copper.

I created a wire wrapped bail for the heart using a Vintaj heavy gauge brass headpin. The headpin is far stiffer than copper wire, and will hold it's shape better. Don't worry about the colour mis-match. It works with the vintage-y look.

I also chose to have the clasp secure in the front. You'll notice I used a fairly large lobster clasp. I think a smaller one would look better. This was all I could find on my disaster zone of a desk though - sigh.

I think this design would also look great as a key fob, a purse charm, or even attached to a bookmark finding. 




          
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74201041 Chain - Medium Curb - Antique Copper (Metre)

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23440014 Findings - Clasps - Lobster - 15 mm Lobster Claw - Antiqued CopperPrice: $ 0.45
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Qty: 4 22801016-03 Findings - Jumprings - 7 mm Open Round - Antique Copper (10 grams)Price: $ 1.60
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tc94-3133-18 Findings - Link - 25 mm Spirals Flat Round Ring - Antique CopperPrice: $ 2.45
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tc94-5596-18 Metal Bead Cap - 4 mm Scalloped - Antique Copper (25)Price: $ 4.66
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Qty: 1 tc94-2270-18 Metal Charm/Pendant - Skeleton Key - Antiqued CopperPrice: $ 1.55
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Qty: 1 34762401043001 Swarovski Pendant - 17 mm Wild Heart (6240) - Crystal CopperPrice: $ 5.50
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