I sometimes tend to get fixated....certain beads, metals, etc. My own little trends, I call them. This is my trend for the past couple of days...copper and silver - mixed metals...call it what you want.
I wanted to make another bangle bracelet, using PMC - just to make sure the first time was not a fluke! So, I made two - one with a single strip of clay, and one with two strips.
I was going to make a third that day...but dang...6 gauge metal is tough! LOTS of annealing, hammering, pickling, yadda yadda yadda. My hands said "stop"!
I sold a couple of anticlastic spinner bracelets, and since it involves mixed metals, I thought ... go for it...make another one I am always on the lookout for how I can create different textures with the myriad of hammers and tools I have on hand.
Each "dot" on that bangle above is a single blow of a hammer. My arm was begging for a break from banging, not to mention annealing, pickling, etc., as the metal curves out of control with each blow of the hammer as well. The bangles below were much easier on my arm...only 12 gauge.
To be quite honest, it is easier for me to align a join for a hoop with 10 gauge or heavier wire. The metal is just sturdy enough to "stay where I tell it to" until I get the solder flowing! Regardless, I like how these turned out!
Lastly, I revisited my most favorite of hoop styles. These are 10 gauge solid copper, because as I said, the heavier the gauge, the easier it is (for me) to get a perfectly aligned join.
I have finished a few more projects with PMC, but, not quite ready to reveal, as they are components and I keep changing the design. A woman's prerogative...right?
I must go outside and grab some Vitamin D - the sun is shining and it will be close to 70 degrees in Northern Virginia today! Far cry from the 40 degrees last week. Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
more beautiful mix metals! I am really loving this new look with the wrap, textured PMC - it is gorgeous. Hope you enjoyed your weather. We're down in GA this week and while warmer ... no sun! just can't win for trying :)ReplyDelete
What a productive week you've had! And I love every single bit of what you've made! You always impress me, Patti, with your skills and ideas!ReplyDelete
Patti you are going to have some stunning looking arms after all that hammering :)ReplyDelete
Love those pieces you are creating!!!
I just love your mixed metals! The bangles are gorgeous and I love that earring design. I'm sure your arm and hands needed a rest!ReplyDelete
Enjoy today! It's going to be a little warm but still beautiful!
You have a style that is all your own ~ Beautiful and Unique! More More More!!!!ReplyDelete
Wow!..these are all wonderfully beautiful creations! Love!ReplyDelete