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Copper Darling by sodacrush Copper Darling by sodacrush
A pretty little thing I made during the exam times (about a month ago) and forgot to post.. inspired by the lovely works of :iconlunarieen: and :iconkl-wiredream:

I really hope to make more things like this in the future :love:

I couldn't think of a name for it for so long, and kept calling it "darling" so that become its name :D

Copper and Polish Crystal
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the10thplanet Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hi! how did you make the spike at the bottom? is it two pieces soldered together? THanks!
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sodacrush Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
Hi, sorry for the late reply - I think I replied your note a couple days ago but missed this. Ah, I'll try explaining again ^^; It's one piece, bent into half, then I use pliers to 'flatten' the bend as much as possible so there's no gaps between the wires. Then I solder the wires together, flooding the bend with much more solder than would normally be used.. It's not about just joining the pieces but to make them appear as one (if that make sense). For this I don't use chip solder, but wire solder, cutting maybe 3-4 pieces of 1/8" solder and lining them up along the groove between the two wires. Then heat with a blowtorch til the solder melts and flows--be careful not to melt the wires themselves. Direct solder flow with the flame--solder flows towards heat so if you want the solder to flow towards the bend instead of onto the two wire ends, heat the bend. After cooling, I file the bend into a spike. :) 

I really hope that made sense, I've been thinking that if I have time I should make a tutorial for this since people keep asking and I'm not sure I explain it very clearly ^^; 
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eldoryan Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013

En verdad ellas son gran inspiración

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MadeWithLove8 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is so absolutely beautiful. It reminds me of something elven out of the lord of the rings. :love:
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Frtlmrtl5 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:headbang:
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so1what1i1am1myself Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
that is amazing!
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sodacrush Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Thank you! :hug:
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Althazaire Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent work, looks really awesome. Lunarieen was really my sole influence and inspiration to start jewelry on the whole.
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sodacrush Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Ahh, isn't she amazing :love: Your jewelry is pretty damn amazing too! (+watched you) And thank you :)
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Althazaire Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
she is indeed XD. but thank you very much for looking! and for the faves+ :D
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