This design has been sitting around half-finished for some time – the copper washer needed tidying up and I hadn’t got round to it. I did a batch of them recently: annealed, pickled, textured with a hammer, drilled holes and then tumbled to make them very very shiny. These ones I used a ball pein hammer to texture.
The drops are borosilicate glass by Unicorne Beads in the US. We have a supplier over here, so I got them at a bead fair some time ago. They do these drops in all sorts of colours – it was hard to choose, but I’m a sucker for tealy blues! I made a pair of copper ball-ended earwires to go with them.
52 little things links
• Craft Pimp Week 10 thread
• Linda of Earthshine Lampwork Bead and Jewellery Design: http://www.earth-shine.co.uk/
• Sue of BlueBoxStudio: http://www.blue-box-studio.blogspot.co.uk
• Jolene of Kitzbitz Art Glass: http://kitzbitzartglass.blogspot.co.uk