Saturday, June 5, 2010

The Angsty Artist's Copper Wire Locket




This Copper wire locket is made by following a wonderfully written tutorial by Mary Tucker of The Angsty Artist. She is an amazing wire artist, and makes the most mouth watering designs! I love visiting her blog to drool all over it. This is only my second copper piece I think. Her work made me fall in love with copper. I always work with silver and gold-filled metals. But her work made me go and buy lots of copper wire. LOL! There is a beautiful poetic depth, a richness about blackened and polished copper. This I realized only after studying Mary's work. So thank you Mary :-).

I did not make this locket a photo keeping one. Instead, I made it a locket to keep something very dear to me. It is a little blue heart that someone very very dear, very precious to me gave me. The story is very magical. It is out of this world. I will not write it here. It is beyond the belief systems of most...and it is very close to my heart. So the locket hangs on my heart, carrying this precious gift given to me.

I really enjoyed making this locket, and will be working more with this...varying it here and there. If you want to buy the original one made by Mary, go to her Etsy shop :-).

11 comments:

BrassyBeads said...

Swati, I am so happy with how well this project turned out. You are the first to actually show me what they made and you did a magnificent job!
I really like how you finished the top of the locket, it has some height and a bit of twistyness. It looks excellent!

Swati said...

Thank you Mary! :-)) I finished the top like that because it was somehow not being tight enough to hold the heart...and I was afraid I would lose the heart. So I made it slightly different :-). I am glad you liked it..it means a lot that the creator of this design likes what I made!

Shay Stone said...

Swati it is so beautiful and I love seeing you work in copper! Your work makes me happy!!

Nancy said...

I love the way your locket turned out. Now I'm inspired to try this. You're such a great storyteller, I would love to hear the story of the blue heart.

Swati said...

Thank you Shay and Nancy! :-)). Nancy, I'll be too worried about telling that story, cuz people might commit me to the loony bin. LOL!!

BrassyBeads said...

Swati, I will just say - I'm sure you're not crazy! I think everyone has a story that doesn't make sense in light of our current knowledge of this world - hehe

Hugs to you!!

Swati said...

Hugs to you too Mary!! :-))))

Dana said...

Well it's just stunning as usual! I think I will want to add a copper piece to my collection ;-)
PS...love the spirals too!
PSS....PM me the story ;-) There isn't anything you can tell me that will make me think you are loony ;-)

Swati said...

LOL!! Cuz I've already told you too many loony things Dana?

Dana said...

precisely ;-)

Ganpati said...

Looking fabulous! I want to try this one.


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