Free Form Copper Wire Weave Cuff
by Gloria-Jean Browne
I love working with copper, it has such a rich warm feel to it. With this free form cuff I started with 16 gauge copper wire and bent it into uneven zig zags and made a spiral at each end. Then to work-harden it, I hammered the copper zigs zags and spirals this strengthens the base and makes it more stiff. Using a long piece of 24 gauge copper wire I wrapped the middle of this wire around the center of the base and then strung various size beads moving back and forth from zig zag to zig zag with one half of the 24 gauge wire ending at the spiral, then did the same with the other half of the wire ending at the other spiral base. (I hope that makes sense!)
For this cuff bracelet I used rainforest jasper, tigers eye, picture jasper, petrified wood, stone chips, glass pearls, fresh water pearls, fire polished crystals and of course copper beads. The green and brown beads along with the copper gives this piece an organic earthy look.
About me: Gloria-Jean Browne