This Focal Piece of this Copper Wired-Wrapped necklace reminded me of a musical Treble Clef. It wasn’t my intention but that’s how art goes .
The focal piece is torch fired enamel on a copper disc. The “Clef” is a swirled piece of copper wire that was fired onto the final layer of enameling.
Torch fired Enameling is a very cool process where colored, fine glass is placed on a copper piece and heated using a torch until completely melted and becomes glass. Various layers and colors were applied on this piece and the colors range from white, pink and lavender.
The focal piece was then set in a copper weaved frame. I use pure copper wires in various sizes. No glue is used in the making of these pieces.
A small brown bead adds just a bit “extra” to the piece.
Once completed the pendant is work hardened so that the copper wires are strong. It was then patinaed to darken the copper.
The pendant hangs on a 20″ hand made chain and is secured using a “J” hook. A few larger links were made for the end of the chain so that you can easily adjust the necklace as needed.
Copper will continue to patina and darken over time. I ship my pieces is a black jewelry bag and supply a jewelry cloth for buffing up the shine before wearing. Copper cleaner can be used to clean the piece if needed
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