Below, a wonderful project from a class taught by The Moods of Eve jewelry designer, metal worker and creator Beth Routhier. This bracelet is aptly named "Slick Slider". Beth is a wonderfully patient instructor, and so kind to assist when I'm struggling with sheet metal, or using my fingers, instead of the tools!!! Ha! This pattern started out with a flat piece of copper sheet metal and after hammering and punching holes, and rolling and forming forming into these tubes, several strands of 1" or 1.5" leather were added (I used a variety of colors in the copper/silver/grey/brown range), and then the metal was carefully closed. The clasp included some wire wrapping for a finished look and rondelles for some bling. Thanks Beth! Always enjoy you and your classes.
A JDreams earring design below. I used already made and hammered brass loops, and then wire wrapped 4mm fire polish, 8.0 seed beads and 4mm swarovski crystals around it. The colors were incredible!
and, another pattern from Fusion Beads' Inspiration page called "living coral". These are fantastic. Lots of time invested in these little rows back and forth I must say, but so fun to wear. 15.0 round seed beads and 11.0 delicas in galvanized gold. I changed pattern ever so slightly and used delicas on the ends instead of rounds.