I just remembered...when i was little, my grandpa had some sort of freelance job where he'd make belt buckles at home. Fuzzy memory, but he had this machine and he'd weld them together out of wire. He showed me but i forget. Then I bought myself recently a soldering kit from the craft store and little foggy pieces of memory came back as i was trying to figure out how to get two pieces of wire soldered together.
Solder has a distinct smell. It made me remember the buckles my grandpa made and it made me remember why this is who i am. I am an artist and i've always been an artist.
When i was little, 4-5, i played with nails and wood and made little pieces of furniture for my dolls. Then i made them clothes. Then i'd sit in the garden and draw the flowers.
My grandpa made me copper wire rings with little flowers on them. And soon, i'll be making my own rings...
but this is my very first jewelry piece where i actually used tools
I made the copper piece, stamped it, oxidized and added green patina to it. The black piece is a coral.
I really love it. i think it's cute and i love the green and copper combination. This is the second time i used patina. It worked so much better than last time. I'm not sure why. I think it has to do with how the metals are treated. This was pure untreated copper and the patina stuck so much better. And i also love mixing metals.
My gypsy handmade copper patina earrings on sale here