Smooth and rough. Soft and hard. Light and dark. Young and worn. No rose without thorns...
Sometimes there is just an idea in your mind. Simple on one hand, a triangle combined with the soft coloured rose lammpwork headpins. But it is not simple, not at all. The copper got its organic and worn look due to every single step involved in the making. They are handcut, uneven, and hammered again and again and again. Every stroke leaving a single mark. Round imprints or harsh lines.
They are growing during the process. From a simple piece of copper to something more beautiful. The texture was enhanced with liver of sulphur. The same was done for the copper wire of the lampwork headpins. The wire was really long and I could not only make the loop but wrap it around the bead itself. They dangle, they move, they are soft but still catch the light.
The lampwork headpins are made by Julie Wong Sontag from Uglibeads (not my last but my stash grows smaller and smaller especially on small headpins!).
You can find them in my etsy shop here :)