I’ve been wire wrapping, in my own fashion, for a long time. I do love wire and wrapped jewelry in all styles from the more traditional techniques with square wire to the free, loose, messy wraps. It’s all good. I believe Dale Cougar Armstrong said that wire wrapping was the first cold connection and of course, she’s right.
I also love metal work and have been obsessed with it lately. There’ something so basic about it and simple shapes can have such impact. So ever since I won that giveaway which included several sheets of 24ga copper sheet, I can’t keep away from it.
By now, I’ve made leaves of different types, flowers and stamped jewelry (another new obsession). So now I have to learn to rivet or solder in order to connect the different layers of metal and even though I have the tools and equipment for soldering, I’m still putting off playing with fire.
So riveting it is! I started with my own spiral wire rivet where I spiraled both sides of the metal pieces hoping they would stay tight and not spin around too much like this bracelet and some rings and earrings.
Sometimes, however, I want a clean, simple cold connection and I finally did it!! I did my first, real cold connection with rivets – Yay!
I will have to give in someday and play with fire – I want to learn to enamel!!!