Hi, and welcome to day 10!
Today's piece is framed with up-cycled copper. Specifically, it's plumbing pipe -- cut, drilled, and sanded until it's positively glowing, with edges smooth like a ring. Inside the copper frame is a hand-coiled sterling silver bead. At the bottom, a torch-balled wire holds a pretty amethyst gemstone. The clasp is a handmade swan style. You can see more details here in the shop.
Just a quick note about green jewelry materials. I send my scrap silver to Rio Grande, an environmentally responsible company, and buy most of my new supply from their stock. I often use scrap silver, copper, re-purposed leather, up-cycled vintage beads, etc., in my pieces. To see my blog posts about recycled materials in jewelry, scroll down and choose the category "Recycling" in the right panel.
I may have a new version of the Tree of Life pendant tomorrow. Hope to see you then!
Sue Lacy Wired
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