Fun with Wire

One of the steps in making a Rustic Copper Cuff
Thought you might like to see a a small video clip of one of the steps in crafting my rustic copper cuffs.In this video I am annealing copper wire to make it soft, once wire is soft it is easier to manipulate and forge the textures and beat it into shape to look like a cuff. Sorry the video is a bit noisy so you may want to turn the volume down. ..
Antique Finish Wire And Gemstone Jewellery
I have added a lovely range of everyday wear Copper wire and gemstone beads jewellery in my online shop. View the links below to see what is available.I am happy to accept bespoke orders for this style of jewellery. I recently made bridesmaid bracelets in copper, sterling silver and gold fill wire with Rainbow Fluorite beads.  ..
I have used heavier gauge pure copper wire for all the wire work on this piece. The emerald tumble stones are quite big as well. This is going to be a chunky necklace. I am really looking forward to putting it in liver of sulphur and giving it a nice deep patina. UPDATE: The necklace has turned out as lovely as I had hoped it would be and is now listed in my online shop. Go on! Treat yourself or some special! :-)..
Amethyst and Copper Bracelets
While searching for my box of tumble stones I came across a bag of amethyst beads so I made a couple of copper and amethyst bracelets. These wire and beads bracelets have been quite popular at craft shows and at Art in the Heart...
Bare Iron Wire Tree Sculptures by Dave Austin
Dave (Mr A) has started work on a new bare iron wire tree sculpture which will be exhibited at the ESC Artists Autumn Exhibition at Stamford Arts Centre Gallery. His outdoor iron wire sculptures have been exhibited at previous exhibitions at Stamford Arts Centre and well received. He is hoping this one resembles a willow when its done. I am sure it will!So far he has wrapped the initial trunk structure and made the roots, next step will be the branches and leaves. That is going to be the bit I find fascinating to watch. I will share more photos as the design progresses.Images of..
Bespoke Copper Necklet
At the ESC Artists Market in Stamford last month I met a lovely lady who loves jewellery. She asked if I could make her a close fitting thin copper necklace that she could hang her favourite pendant from. She was very specific on size so I measured her neck with a piece of string to make sure I did not make any mistakes.  I cut 2mm bare copper wire to size, beaded the ends using my torch, hammered it on the necklace mandrel and gave it a good shine.  I am delighted to say she loves it and it is exactly the size she wanted. Now she has asked me to make a rigid copper anklet..
Copper Bird Feet
Felt Artist Eve Marshall sent me several bespoke copper components commissions in January this year including one for bird feet for use with her cute little felted birds.  I am sharing pictures of the Wire Bird Feet I made for some of her whacky bird sculptures. They turned out pretty cool don't you think? And these are some of the amazing Felt Bird Sculptures Eve made. These birds were exhibited recently at Stamford Arts Centre. Eve & I accept bespoke orders for bird sculptures with quirky copper feet. Do get in touch if you would like one! Blackbird  Whacky Cana..
Felting Fun
Felt artist Eve Marshall and I often collaborate on design projects. Some of the pieces we have made together are sold in my online shop under the Esha Collection banner. Felt and metal are so totally different from each other, one soft and fluffy the other strong and hard. It is amazing how well the two work together though! Eve gave me some more wet felted beads recently and said have fun. The second image is of the work in progress on a new lightweight felt and wire necklace which will be available to buy soon, either from my online shop or one of the galleries Eve sells at.  A..
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