Copper Component Blog Hop
My friend, Kristi Bowman, makes the most wonderful copper components with copper metal clay. If you follow my blog, you’ve seen several of the earrings I’ve made with her copper connectors and charms.
Recently, she started making larger curved pieces to be used as bracelet focals. Today she is the hostess for the much anticipated Copper Component Blog Hop. Each participant purchased a bracelet focal from Kristi’s shop, Kristi Bowman Design.
We each set to work, designing bracelets. Today we get to see what everyone created. I can’t wait to visit all the blogs! (see list below)
I purchased a copper ammonite focal and had a blast choosing beads to go with it.
I don’t often make jewelry that is all wired and not strung, but that was what this focal seemed to call for. I’d also set a goal for myself to do more jewelry in this style.
I wired a wonderful Out West lampwork (handmade) glass bead next to Kristi’s copper focal.
Then I wired ceramic beads all around and a couple of cool turquoise teardrop shaped beads from Wynwoods Bead Gallery. I added serpentine, pressed glass and copper bead dangles. The bracelet closes with a copper lobster claw clasp on one side of the focal.
As I was working on the bracelet, I remembered that I had previously purchased copper ammonite connectors from Kristi. So I made some coordinating earrings for my bracelet!
The Blog Hop
Here is a list of the other blog hop participants. Its fun to see how each person interpreted the same copper focals to design bracelets that express their own unique visions. Enjoy!