I've probably touched on this before in previous posts but it never ceases to amaze me. If you've read my posts from the last few days you'll know that I have new toys. If you haven't, then go read for goodness sake. Keep up. Anyway, I wanted to play with my new toys so I started browsing through old magasines looking for something easy that I could make to try out the Thing-a-ma-jig and the anvil.
I saw this:
No obvious opportunity for anvil work here but definite potential for playing with the Thing-a-ma-jig. Being me, I didn't particulary read the instructions. I looked at the picture. Then I looked at my copper wire collection. I've recently decided I like copper much more than gold or silver so it has to be copper. I fiddled with the pegs on the Thing-a-ma-jig and experimented with a couple of pieces of wire. Then I put my creations on the anvil and did a bit of gentle tapping with a chase hammer to see what happened. I looked at the picture again, rummaged through my wire... and ended up making these:
One of these days the jewellery I make will actually bear more than a passing resemblance to my original concept.
UPDATE: I manged to take slightly better photos so these are now listed on Etsy:
Copper and gold square coiled earrings