A mix of copper and gunmetal finishes, they immediately looked tough and yet a bit vintage to me. I wanted to capture both of those feelings in the designs I came up with.
After a few false starts (sometimes the muse is annoyingly uncooperative), I came up with this idea:
The floral gunmetal link is from Michael’s as are the copper and glass beads. I wire-wrapped them using copper head pins and the clasp is a hook that I made myself out of copper wire. I’m getting slightly less retarded with the wire work so, happily, this clasp doesn’t look like it was made by a drunken chimpanzee.
For the other chain, I decided to go a bit Goth with the design:
Found this giant metal black rose pendant at Michael’s along with the black chain. I used some of the same copper and glass beads from the first necklace for dangles. The clasp is a copper floral toggle.
Of the two chains, I think the second one is my favorite. I like the smoother finish on it and luckily, I have a lot of it left so there may be more designs coming.