My sister snaffled the Jungle Berry Necklace – so I’ve made one inspired by the English Oak in sterling, mookaite and chalcopyrite – I didn’t intentionally go for the autumnal colours – but they’re all in there – which makes me feel a little sad…
English Oak Necklace
I’ve tumble polished and patinated this one with Liver of Sulphur. Here’s what it looked like before tumbling and patinating:
And this is it covered in Liver of Sulphur – before being put back into the tumbler to polish it off the raised areas to give it a bit more ‘visual depth’:
I’d never heard of chalcopyrite before (the green beads) – but apparently it’s the rock most of our copper comes from.
I’ve shaken off the muted greens with some ‘happy’ coloured beads and tropical leaves:
I’ve never tried wearing liver-of-sulphured copper. Wonder if my neck will still go green?
I think I’m going through a ‘muted greens’ phase at the moment!
I got these lovely sage-coloured, silver mist jasper beads from fallinlovegems off Etsy:
…along with many more lovely beads…all of which (so far) thread on to 1mm wire.
I’ve managed to get it finished just in time.
Now I’m going to spend the evening wearing it – just to make sure it ‘works’ okay!
I had intended to finish off the buckle today – I got as far as doming it…
I made myself a nice new necklace instead.
Straight out of the pickle and not looking too pretty at the moment!
Fingers crossed when I’ve removed the excessive solder, shaped, patinated and polished it – it’ll look lovely.