Thursday, March 14, 2013

Copper and yarn

I had a lot of fun making some bits and pieces for jewelry, using copper and threads. Since my hole puncher arrived working with copper is much easier, having a hole wherever I want is just great :D

Here are few pieces I cut, bended and hammered. I decided to get some patina on them using salt and vinegar. Than at some point changed my mind a little bit, took the long pieces removed the patina and put them into a jar with amonia. I don't have pictures of the results, but the patina on them got more rustic than greenish or bluish. 

 Then I moved on the yarn and started knitting beads. Love the cotton and bamboo yarns I found few weeks ago. I work for first time with bamboo and I love it. It is so soft and very unusual, and it is eco friendly which is always a big plus.

 Here is one earring ready after all the work, didn't have a camera so I used my phone so the picture isn't really satisfying, but still it shows the whole idea.


  1. but it provides a good practice run for a more advanced project. Once you finished your trial sweater pick the weight that your pattern suggests and try again. garngrossister

  2. They can't wait to knit patterns like the ones in the pictures. Pompom maker