Sunday, September 7, 2008

Knitting With Wire

Here's a picture of a copper cuff bracelet I made a while ago.

I used 28 gauge copper wire, and tiny steel knitting needles...a little at a time because my fingers got so sore from pulling on the wire to get the tension even. This cuff took me a long time to make!

Because the edges were a little uneven, and to give the cuff more strength, I made copper sheet edging, folded over, and hand-riveted, then formed on my bracelet mandrel.

I then embellished the copper knitting with turquoise seedbeads...overall a pleasing effect I think.

Would I do it again? Hmmmm.....I'll have to consult my fingers, LOL.


jewelzodonnell said...

Oh wow! This is absolutely gorgeous! You do such wonderful work! An inspiration to us all!

High On Craft said...

Gillian that is GORGEOUS! I can see why you don't want to part with it.

Curley said...

Stunning Gillian. I wouldn't want to part with it either.

jennifer said...

the cuff is exquisite, gillian! truly a work of art.

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