From Pipes & Wire – Jewelry, what else?

This is a necklace I just made from the pieces of copper pipes I recently acquired through a friend -(See my post – One Mans’ Trash) The pipes were not very easy to cut into smaller pieces, they are substantial so I left them at about 2″.  I cut three sections of pipe, inserted some 16 gauge copper wire, which ended in spirals of course,  and attached it all to my handmade chain of copper links with my own hook & eye clasp.     A spiral was wound around the center pipe for design and, finally, I oxidized the necklace to that gorgeous bronze- like color.    Viola!  What do you think?

I have plenty of copper pipes and spacer circles to play with.  Any ideas?


About zoraidabros

I'm Zoraida and I design and create handmade, one of a kind jewelry. My work is inspired by the art of ancient world cultures that have endured the shifting trends of fashion. I prefer to work in copper and semi precious gemstones but also appreciate fine lamp work beads, wood and other artistically crafted materials. Please visit my studio at and my website at
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4 Responses to From Pipes & Wire – Jewelry, what else?

  1. Juliette says:

    I really like it!! What gauge wire are you using for your chain?

  2. FANTASTIC! This is really very very gorgeous, Zoraida!

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