Copper Chain Creations

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Copper Chain Creations

I got some copper wire recently and decided to make some things with it. I think copper is beautiful as a child I remember scraping the silver colored coating of a long metal hair clip to reveal the copper underneath, badly scratched as it was the clip remained a favorite of mine for quite some time.

 

Here are some of the things that I have made lately with the copper wire I bought (22 AWG, just over half a centimeter, in case someone wants to know). All of my creations have been chain based, minus the clasps.

 

 

How I Made The Chain:

 

I swirled the wire around the tail end of a fishtail comb, pulled it off and stretched them slightly apart, so that the other side was visible.

Then I cut them into rings with a standard pair of scissors (as it has a cleaner cut, normal pliers just left the sides deformed).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Twirling Chain Necklaces With A Crystal Pendant:

This is a copper wire necklaces with a decorative lock in the front. the copper chains are put together so that spiral, to 

achieve this look it needs to be spun a little and then locked in place. The lock is on the front next to the pendant and the pendant itself is a crystal with three diagonal inclusions in the center. Personally, I love this and have worn it on several occasions sins I made it not that long ago.

 

 

 

Twirling Chain Bracelet With An Agate Bead:

This is a bracelet I made as a birthday present, it has the same chain pattern as the necklace above but also an Agate stone as a weight to keep the chain in place, below it is a small leaf made out of copper wire. It is adjustable enough to be used as an ankle bracelet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Byzantine Chain Bracelet:

This was a time-consuming chain to make, I found the method on YouTube by chance (when searching for "Wire Jewelry"). It took me about 10 hours to make, but it might have taken less if I had not been watching something (on YouTube again) at the same time. it is completely flexible like normal chains, I just formed it like this when I took the photo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That's all I have made this far, I'm enjoying creating things with copper wire, it is as beautiful as expected it to be.

 

My favorite would have to be the Byzantine Chain, from a design point of view. It is quite pretty and the fact that it is a bit time consuming and somewhat complicated to make does add to it. This pattern is definitively one that I would use again, and now that I know it, hopefully the next one won't take quite as long. 

 

I will also be using this wire more, not just as chain but I still have some left-over bits so there will probably be some more chain creations in the future.

 

 

-Rain

 

Copper Chain Creations

I got some copper wire recently and decided to make some things with it. I think copper is beautiful as a child I remember scraping the silver colored coating of a long metal hair clip to reveal the copper underneath, badly scratched as it was the clip remained a favorite of mine for quite some time.

 

Here are some of the things that I have made lately with the copper wire I bought (22 AWG, just over half a centimeter, in case someone wants to know). All of my creations have been chain based, minus the clasps.

 

 

How I Made The Chain:

 

I swirled the wire around the tail end of a fishtail comb, pulled it off and stretched them slightly apart, so that the other side was visible.

Then I cut them into rings with a standard pair of scissors (as it has a cleaner cut, normal pliers just left the sides deformed).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Twirling Chain Necklaces With A Crystal Pendant:

This is a copper wire necklaces with a decorative lock in the front. the copper chains are put together so that spiral, to 

achieve this look it needs to be spun a little and then locked in place. The lock is on the front next to the pendant and the pendant itself is a crystal with three diagonal inclusions in the center. Personally, I love this and have worn it on several occasions sins I made it not that long ago.

 

 

Twirling Chain Bracelet With An Agate Bead:

This is a bracelet I made as a birthday present, it has the same chain pattern as the necklace above but also an Agate stone as a weight to keep the chain in place, below it is a small leaf made out of copper wire. It is adjustable enough to be used as an ankle bracelet

 

 

 

Byzantine Chain Bracelet:

This was a time-consuming chain to make, I found the method on YouTube by chance (when searching for "Wire Jewelry"). It took me about 10 hours to make, but it might have taken less if I had not been watching something (on YouTube again) at the same time. it is completely flexible like normal chains, I just formed it like this when I took the photo.

 

That's all I have made this far, I'm enjoying creating things with copper wire, it is as beautiful as expected it to be.

 

My favorite would have to be the Byzantine Chain, from a design point of view. It is quite pretty and the fact that it is a bit time consuming and somewhat complicated to make does add to it. This pattern is definitively one that I would use again, and now that I know it, hopefully the next one won't take quite as long. 

 

I will also be using this wire more, not just as chain but I still have some left-over bits so there will probably be some more chain creations in the future.

 

-Rain

 

Any thoughts?