by Lynda Carson
(Spring Valley,CA)

Copper and Sterling Silver




Description: This is a beautiful, artsy wire-wrapped jewelry piece. The copper wire and pearls blend well to create a nature-lover’s gem and the silver wire certainly adds a special touch!

This was a piece made for a friend’s daughter.

I love the colors of the oxidized copper and sterling silver in the base form.

Fine, bright copper wire was used to wire on the fresh water pearls and tiny amber glass beads.


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by: terri

For some reason copper wire is my favorite and your jewelry is just beautiful.

Wire Gauges For Bracelet
by: Lynda Carson

Thanks for the comments on this piece. It was fun to let the wire lead me to new places

As for the wire gauges, I started with probably 16 g. copper for the base. It’s a guess because I scavenged some electrical wire from the garage.

Then 20 g. sterling in the next layer. At this point I oxidized the piece and buffed with 0000 steel wool.

Finally, the beads were wrapped on with 26 g. bright copper wire.

Experiment with layering and have some fun!


How Unique
by: Dora

What a unique creation. What size wire did you use. I LOVE this bracelet!

Vines Bracelet
by: Pam

Very pretty, she will love this!


About the Author

Christine Gierer

I'm Christine Gierer and I'm obsessed with making jewelry and teaching others how to do it too. I've been a creative person all my life, and I've done all kinds of things like art, sociology, and counseling. But nothing makes me happier than playing with beads, wires, and tools and sharing my tips and tricks with you. I have two awesome websites where you can find tons of tutorials, courses, and workshops on how to make jewelry and how to sell it online.

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