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by Cindy on September 13, 2009


Carpe Diem!

I tell you these copper spirals were fun to make…and with nice, thick 14 gauge copper wire.  If these look familiar, the design is from Sharilyn Miller’s new book,  Contemporary Copper Jewelry.  This was my favorite piece out of the whole book.  I love how the links flow seamlessly to the next.  I wanted to make my own mark when recreating this piece, so I changed the clasp so that it could hook on to a stamped washer rather than another spiral link.  I oxidized the copper and placed it in the tumbler for a reeeaaaalllly long time.  Now it feels so smooth.

These earrings feature some pretty etched lampwork beads.  The earwires are unmistakably Deryn Mentock’s style…straight from her wonderful tutorial here on the Objects and Elements blog.


Simple, faceted earrings with ornate bead caps and spiraled wire caps.


Thank you for stopping by!


{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

veronique September 13, 2009 at 4:32 am

Lovely creations Cindy, this bracelet is gorgeous, the patina you got with the tumbler is “magnifique”. Love the earrings too, especially the black one with silver wire, so sober and elegant.

Oh, may i ask a question ? When you say, you oxydized, is it with LOS ?

Have a beautiful day.


Barbara Lewis September 13, 2009 at 7:16 am

Cindy: This new work is wonderful. Especially love the bracelet. Each component is so perfectly formed. You did a wonderful job!

Kerry Bogert September 13, 2009 at 7:39 am

Love those wire links Cindy!! Fabulous!!

Renate September 13, 2009 at 7:45 am

Cindy, that bracelet is gorgeous! Your wire work is so precise! Love the last pair of earrings, soooo pretty!

LeAnn September 13, 2009 at 8:34 am

Beautiful and the patina and finish on your copper bracelet is stunning!

Doreen September 13, 2009 at 10:05 am

Cindy: The earrings are very pretty! I absolutely love the bracelet! It is also a favorite of mine from Contemporary Copper Jewelry. Don’t you just love that book??

sharon September 13, 2009 at 11:37 am

Soooo beautiful Cindy! I loooove it all…..your wirework is impeccable! I especially am drawn to the black earrings, stunning!! Glad to see you had time to get creative!
Biggest hugs!!

Sharon P. September 13, 2009 at 11:45 am

Your wirework and patina on the copper bracelet is awesome! Love the earrings as well.
You are one special lady, thanks so much for being my friend and an inspiration to me.

Debbie September 13, 2009 at 11:47 am

Cindy, love your work!!! The copper is beautiful and I really like the use of the washer.

Jeanette September 13, 2009 at 12:43 pm

Cindy, I love how you made the bracelet you own! I love it. You are so creative!

Jennifer September 13, 2009 at 1:04 pm

Beautiful work! Love the copper!!

Leslie September 13, 2009 at 4:37 pm

I didn’t know what “Carpe Diem” meant so I had to look it up. How perfect! Sieze the day! Love it! The copper is glowing and I love your take on Sharilyn’s piece. Actually, I like yours much better.

Alice W. September 13, 2009 at 5:22 pm

Beautiful pieces Cindy! I also love your photographs of them…especially the last one…stunning! Hope all is well with you and your beautiful family!

lilibulle September 13, 2009 at 5:36 pm

ho Cindy!! alwyas beautiful!! your bracelet is so so nice(ypu are the copper queen!!)!! but th simple earrings (the black one) are so baroques and i’m in loooooooooove with them!! magnifique!! and Romizous!

Diane Cook September 13, 2009 at 5:50 pm

Beautiful work my friend! Your copper bracelet is just beautiful. And, I love your faceted earrings….
Your work is so precise and perfect.

Pattie September 13, 2009 at 6:42 pm

What an amazing job you did with the links flowing so seamlessly into each other!! It must have the most lushish smooth feeling to the metal, because you can see the satin finish in the pictures!!!

Pattie 😉
Mazatlan Mx.

Shelby September 13, 2009 at 7:39 pm

they all look lovely…as usual

Judy September 13, 2009 at 10:36 pm

Just beautiful as usual! I have been wanting to get that book too. It is on my list!

Cindy September 13, 2009 at 11:04 pm

Thank you so much for the sweet comments…they sure make my day! 🙂

Erin Prais-Hintz September 13, 2009 at 11:13 pm

I tell you…each piece you create is better than the last! I love Sharilyn’s new book. Can’t. Put. It. Down. I want to run out and do it all, but then I still have bees to do battle with! And I don’t have any washers…and I lack a tumbler…and some fat wire….But I will get there! Great eye candy… and I have to love something that tells me to seize the day!
Enjoy the day!

Marie-Noel Voyer-Cramp September 14, 2009 at 3:50 am

Fantastic pieces! I love how the copper looks. I have been wanting to get a tumbler and stuff to oxidize with, now it just moved up my must have list.

Thanks for sharing


Theresa September 15, 2009 at 5:24 pm

Cindy, I absolutely LOVE that copper spirals bracelet!!! Of course, I really love copper and spirals so that helps but you did a beautiful job.

Cindy Pack September 15, 2009 at 6:10 pm

Beautiful bracelet Cindy! I love that you added your own touch too! Thanks for sharing! I ordered that book, btw! 🙂 You’ve got me intrigued! The earrings are cute too!


Susan September 16, 2009 at 3:39 pm

Love the bracelet! Are you enjoying Sharilyn Millers new book? I have not bought that one yet, but her books are usually awesome.

Sanda Reynolds September 16, 2009 at 5:29 pm

These are GORGEOUS, Cindy! The bracelet is fab, but I love the earings as well!
Lots of love, Sanda xx

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