What I made this week

This week I played with metal, no pretty rocks.  I was in metallic mood.   First I created this copper wire necklace

IMG_6736Then I made this copper wire bangle

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Later I took out my Sizzix Big Kick and embossed some copper sheet to create these rustic cuffs

IMG_6757Not completely happy with them, I decided to design some clasps for them.  I love cuffs without clasps but find they tend to get caught on clothing and things.

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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 http://zoraida.artfire.com and my website at http://zoraidajewelry.com
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29 Responses to What I made this week

  1. fatdogbeads says:

    love your creativity!

  2. joannenelson940842863 says:

    Those cuffs are awesome. How long does it take you on average to create one?

    • zoraidabros says:

      Thanks Joanne! Time is hard to keep track of for me. I tend to stop and start and sonmetimes put something aside till I decide what to do with it next. It could take a few hours or a few days. The creativity part actually takes the longest! I emboss the copper sheet, cut it, file it, create a frame, anchor the cut sheet to the frame, shape the bracelet with a hammer. I then design a clasp and attach it, oxidize, brush and seal the cuff. If I’m happy with it, I list it for sale.

  3. leopardstripes says:

    I like the cuffs, but LOVE the bangle. Been lurking your blog for about a week now- you are very, very talented- great work! Thank you for sharing these with us, it’s very kind of you!

  4. carlaburke says:

    I love these! Thank you for sharing them!

  5. Donna Geurin says:

    I think they look great and beautiful. I am such a fan.

  6. Kashmira says:

    These are absolutely fantabulous!

  7. LOVE the cuffs! And what an ingenious method of fastening. Even the back looks like a work of art. I just got an oval, stepped bracelet mandrel yesterday because I’ve been wanting to make cuffs. While they won’t be as beautiful as yours, I’m inspired.

  8. Celia says:

    Love them they are fantastic

  9. Diane (Dewdrop Designs) says:

    Gorgeous!! I absolutely LOVE your work.. What an inspiration. I hope to one day be as good at what I do as you are at what you do! Thank you so much for sharing.

  10. Daphne says:

    I have olnly to say that your work is excellent. Have a nice weekend

  11. Janice Plasterer says:

    I love the etched bracelets. I like the way used the clasps.

  12. zoraidabros says:

    Thanks Janice! I love designing clasps. They’re such a challenge.

  13. Love it. You are an inspiration.

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  15. Maria says:

    Oh my goodness I adore your work! Handmade is so wonderful, and your work is beautiful! Check our my stuff too I you like http://www.etsy.com/shop/prettygirlmariagirl

  16. keetykreationsdesigns says:

    Wow wow and more wow your work is incredible keep on… Your an inspiration.

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