Bead Fringed Copper Bracelet With Etched Copper Button Clasp
I made the chain portion of this bracelet from jump rings made from upcycled 14 gauge wire that was leftover from an electrical job at our house. (My husband made the jump rings.)
Small Czech glass druk beads in shades of teal, peridot, and garnet were attached using my handmade 20 gauge rosy copper headpins.
I fashioned a button clasp from a disc that I electrolytically etched with a design found in a vintage metalsmithing text. The disc was domed and I then soldered a shank inside and copper plated the silver solder seams. The hook portion of the clasp was formed from a short length of torch balled 18 gauge wire.
The bracelet was finished with one of my custom etched copper dragonfly logo charms, treated with liver of sulphur, and hand polished.
What was the last item that you made and kept for yourself ?