Also, lately I have been doing a lot more piece with copper wire. I really like the looks of it especially for the fall and winter months. Because it's inexpensive, I don't feel so bad when I have waste...such as when I make a irreversible mistake. Oops! And, the show that I did a couple of weeks ago people were steady asking for pieces made with copper. In fact, I sold ALL the pieces I had brought with me that were copper. To be quite frank I was stunned...in the past I rarely sold any copper pieces.
Months ago I purchased additional supplies so that I could embark on making stamped jewelry. However, I didn't initially have success and quickly became frustrated. Hence, the stamps got pushed to the back of the drawer and quickly forgotten about. But, I still drool over some of the stamped necklaces and bracelets, therefore giving the stamps a second try...and I'm happy to say that the persistence has paid off. I am really happy with the looks of the stamping on this bracelet. It still needs improvement but with a little more practice it should get better.
And just when I couldn't be any busier I made this necklace. It was inspired by Sally Stevens necklace that appeared in the Summer issue of Step by Step Wire. I totally LOVE it... I made it so that it can be worn long or I can wrap the chain twice and wear it short. So...I'm gonna keep it for myself! Not to mention orange and red are my favorite colors.