Why Copper?

With a desire to teach myself the fabrication technique of wire wrapping, I started using copper approximately 20 years ago, as Sterling silver was an expensive learning material. After a visit to the local hardware store to purchase brass wire, adjacent were coils of copper wire that attracted my attention, thus my adventures with copper began.

Initially I started with wire wrapping beads, but as I began designing more beautiful and complex artwork I became fascinated with copper’s color variations and peacock iridescence.

Wanting to incorporate more copper into my artistic designs, I returned to the hardware store, now in the plumbing department, where I found copper tubing, which integrated into my designs as tubes to freely slide along wire wrapped coils. This became my basic design; a prelude into a myriad of copper jewelry to come.