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A Recent Custom Order And New Stuff

handmade copper and sterling silver spiral pendant © 2016 cinnamon jewellery

I was asked by a customer recently if I made copper pendants and if so could I make a spiral pendant for her. My customer wanted the pendant to match the bangles she'd bought from me a few weeks previously.
Of course I said yes! There is a distinct lack of pendants in my Etsy shop and on my website at the moment due mainly to lack of time. They are something I enjoy making but always seem to get pushed to the back of the queue when I decide to make new items - I'll always favour earrings if I have the choice.

So it was quite nice to make a pendant for a change. My customer wanted a spiral design in copper using the same gauge wire as the bangles with some silver wire coils and twists and a thick black leather necklace to hang it from.

I had a bit of a practice with copper wire to get the coils and twists spacing right then made the silver wire version, soldering the coils in place once I'd finished the wrapping. I added a sterling silver bail and oxidized everything. I found a really nice quality black leather necklace with sterling silver fastener on ebay to complete the pendant.
I'm pleased to report my customer was very happy with it :D

copper and silver spiral pendant © 2016 Cinnamon Jewellery

New Earrings
I'm on a mission at the moment to get as much new jewellery made as possible to replace items that sold over Christmas and the beginning of the year. I started with studs in sterling silver, bronze and copper, mostly using textured metal. I'm definitely going through a circle phase at the mo!

handmade stud earrings and bronze earrings © 2016 Cinnamon Jewellery

I also made a pair of bronze and copper formed earrings. I added a convex curve to the bronze squares and copper ovals as I find it a really pleasing shape for earrings.

I added an art nouveau style rose pattern to the bronze earrings {top left} using a Vintaj texture plate that I pulled apart and trimmed so I could use it with my rolling mill. The design came out really well.

handmade copper, bronze and silver earrings © 2016 Cinnamon Jewellery

The curved copper earrings were also embossed using another Vintaj texture plate that I trimmed to size so it would fit the width of my rolling mill. 

I'd originally used the Vintaj texture plates to add patterns to sheet copper with my Bigshot in 2012 which you can read about in this post -  Embossing Metal With My Sizzix Bigshot

I'm glad I thought to use them with my rolling mill four years later!

copper sheet textured with vintaj texture plate © 2016 Cinnamon Jewellery


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  1. Beautiful new pieces Tracy. I love that pendants! It is very cool! Now your customer has an awesome set. Your studs are so cute.

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  2. Beautiful pieces. Very nice pendant!

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  3. Wow! These new kind of earrings amazed me. And the pendant is also awesome. Great designs! Keep sharing such designer collection.

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  4. The earrings & pendent are so unique and beautiful. Your customer must have felt like a queen after wearing them. Thanks for sharing!

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