I finished this lovely necklace that I had started over the weekend. It features hammered copper rings, pearls and Czech glass. The colors in this photo are a bit off due to the evening lighting in my craft room. I'll have to try to get a better picture of it. The czech glass provides somewhat of a chameleon quality to the piece depending on what colors itis up against - pink, mauve, almost peach.
The next project I worked on was a to start the road map for some of the charms I had received in Italy at the La Dolce Vita retreat. Rather than having as individual bobbles, I wanted to bring some of them together into a wearable. Lucky for me the set of charms Cheryl gave us had lots of beautiful copper which set the tone for the color pallet. She also made us each a lovely lampwork bead and selected this beautiful dove pendant! Thanks Cheryl! The copper is an added bonus for my project since it is a perfect match for my squished penny of the Colloseum. (Did you know I have an addiction to souvenir penny squish machines?) I also found a lovely button from my Grandma Evelyn's collection to add in on the opposite side.
Next step: wire wrap the components.