Dragonfly Shawl Pin

Playing with wire and love the simplistic style of this! Sometimes less is more.

KCD Jewelry

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Martha Brownell ...

I love this!

kimberly newman ...

Thank you Martha!

Donna's trinkets, LLC ...

You’re right, Kimberly. It’s absolutely gorgeous.

kimberly newman ...

Thank you Donna! Your always so kind.

Marta ...

So dainty! I love this also! Great job. 👍

kimberly newman ...

Thanks a bunch Marta!

Terrie ...

Beautiful, Kimberly! This is so pretty, and clever!

kimberly newman ...

Thank you Terrie! Trying to do a bunch of pins so I can set up this year at the wool gathering.

Terrie ...

Is that wire actually pink? Or is it a rose gold, that just looks really pink on my computer screen? So pretty!

kimberly newman ...

It is copper Terrie, I think the dark background makes it look lighter. Thank you

Terrie ...

What kind of copper wire do you use?
I don’t know much about wire at all, and was standing by a roll of copper wire @ home depot the other day (in the electrical section) , just plain ol’ electrical wire. My husband asked me “could you use that wire for jewelry?” I wasn’t sure if I could (rather if I SHOULD!). Is there something special you should use?

kimberly newman ...

I use all gauges and all kinds Terri! Beadsmith and Artistic wire are my favorites but I have just finished a copper collar out of 10 gauge electrical wire from a construction site, LOL! I will put a picture up today so you can see. 16 gauge is great for hammering, as well as 18 & 20 ga. 22,24,26,28 are good for wrapping and small detail. Hope this helps!

Terrie ...

I just saw your copper collar. GORGEOUS!!
Your reply helped immensely … you answered my question exactly, about using plain ol’ electrician’s wire. Wasn’t sure if it was an idiotic question, or not! haha! So, it does work!! I’ll keep that in mind. Thank you! I have several spools of 26 and 28 gauge copper wrapping wire, but haven’t dabbled in wrapping very much. I’d really get into the hammering stuff, though~! LOL!

Terrie ...

Another question, Kimberly: I have several spools of Artistic wire, in all kinds of colors and gauges. If you hammer it, doesn’t it take off the coating that’s around the wire? Especially the colored wire? I’ve done some bending w/ the colors, but am afraid to hammer it.

kimberly newman ...

The artistic wire in the silver and gold hold up nicely to hammering. Have not tried colors such as red, green, purple because I don’t like them, personal choice lol. I know other brand name colors come off easily even when bent. Just cut off a small piece and try it before you waste your time making anything time consuming.

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