Anacely Olmedo of El Salvador shared her lovely copper and turquoise pendant tutorial over on her blog, Fradany. It is a wonderful combination of the popular wirewrapped briolette flower style combined with a hammered flower wire frame and bail.
The blog post is in Spanish but it is actually more of a pictorial so most of the steps are illustrated. She doesn't show the attachment of the briolette flower to the frame. I would guess you wire it to the frame as you make the briolette flower.
If you need to get the page translated, please use the Chrome browser. It is the easiest way as you can just say yes to the translation when prompted.
She uses ammonia to patinate the copper. Note, the piece is not dipped in ammonia but hung over a small amount of the stinky stuff in a jar. Be careful not to inhale ammonia. Best alternative is Gun Blue - no smell, no hassle. See my review comparing Gun Blue with liver of sulfur here.
Before You Go:
- Even More Flower Jewelry Tutorials
- How to Make French and Victorian Beaded Flowers
- Bead and Wire Flower Jewelry Tutorials
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