Copper Labradorite Tree of Life Pendant

I’ve been working on a new copper and Labradorite Tree of Life pendant the last few days. Finally, last night, I finished it. I actually made it as a test/sample piece for a large copper tree I wanted to make. When I say large tree, I mean 12″ diameter rather than the pendant’s 1 1/2″ diameter. Turning the trees into wall art has been something I’ve been thinking on for awhile now.

So I thought I’d test the stones on a copper pendant first. See how they look together as I’ve not made a tree from them yet.

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New Tree of Life Pendants

Finally!

As I know some of you know, I took down the Tree of Life section while I caught up on orders and took some time to redesign my Tree of Life pendants. Well, I finally finished. After much trial and error, we have a new tree…

Tada!

Mookaite Copper Tree ~ v2

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New jewelry projects: Trees, Fossils, Chainmail & More

I’ve been trying really hard to complete some new jewelry projects this week. I think I have about 5 things going at once. Not sure if that’s good or bad lol.

I’m trying to redesign my Tree of Life pendants, learn new chainmail patterns and make some new necklaces.

I think I finally have a good handle on the new redesigned tree. I’m about 1/2 way done with one I’m so far very pleased with. I may even like it better than the first ones. It’s definitely less of a wire nightmare, the tangled mess the tree became with all the fine wire I was using was almost unmanageable. Each tree was days worth of a wrestling match I didn’t always win. Too much pulling my hair out, and too much wire wasting. More than a few entire trees went into the scrap pile.

Think I have put a whuppin’ on that finally. Won’t know for sure until I finish it, but it’s going well so far. Yay for that.

I managed to complete a couple of things in the meantime, get pics and list them and all that good stuff. Learned a new chainmail pattern and finished my bracelet late last night. It’s a mighty piece of mail 🙂 Bigger than my first piece.

Byzantine Chainmail Bracelet

I also finished my fossil necklace finally.

Ammonite Fossil Necklace

I’m pleased with them. Vera. It tripped me out this morning when I was reading up on Ammonites and it clicked how old they were. Yes, fossils = old, but reading that they lived with the dinosaurs and went extinct 65 million years ago seriously tripped my trigger. I think that’s cool.

I made a dinosaur necklace. 😀 😀

I’ve not made pages here for those yet. One of the things I have to get on doing is renaming myself. I got a nice threatening ‘cease and desist’ letter the other night from some corporate lawyer. So for now I just listed them in the Etsy shop.

Mother/daughter team of living room jewelry makers iz scary. 😉

That’s all for now. Back to tree making for me. I really want to finish that baby today.

Wish me luck!

😀

Copper Knots

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a great night of celebration. I stayed in and tried my hand at new jewelry things. Twas fun.

Since my Sterling order hasn’t shown up yet, I played with the copper today. Spent the day trying to get the hang of that hammering thing I was having trouble with earlier, played with different loops and swirls. After quite a bit of trial and error, out popped these earrings. 🙂

Copper Knots

Copper Knots

I made a couple of pair, I’m think I’m liking them. I also tried my hand at more Garnet pendants. More practicing for when the silver gets here, I have something almost gelled in my head but I just can’t quite get it to come out. I’m not really all that thrilled with this one, but figured I’d share anyhow.

Garnet pendant

Garnet Pendant

Today I want to make a bracelet I think. I made so many different kinds of copper links and swirls and whoopdy-doos I’m thinking maybe I can string them together and make something with them. Some kind of “Hodgepodge Bracelet” or something. No idea what that means exactly… not quite gelled yet. We’ll see what comes out after playing with it a bit.

I’m off for more adventures in jewelry.

Later taters!