2019 Booth #
I use Sterling Silver, Copper, Antique Brass & Colored wire from 16 gauge to 28 gauge with Furnace Glass, Swarovski Crystal, Stones, Czech Glass,Lampwork or polymer clay. To achieve a design a number of assorted pliers, mandrels, files, jigs(to coil wire)cutters & hammers are used. In my
colored Crayon Collection I use 1 1/2" balled head pin,add pewter daisy spacer,
cut & add coiled wire, add another daisy spacer & place on sterling silver chain & loop wire and wind around top twice, cut & tuck wire. When making mirror image wires for Earrings I hold 2 wires together and form design so wire is exactly the same on each earring.When Texturing wire I make short chopping motions using different hammers & when feathering wire I make long strokes. I paint some of my Antique Charms and wipe off so most of the color is darker in the crevices in my Antique Brass collection.I love copper wire as it is so workable,can be left the copper color or can patina for a different effect.