Some weeks ago I received an email from Beadalon asking if I could make some designs using their new Flat Artistic Wire. I immediately accepted. I tried it, I used it and I love it!!!
I designed this beautiful butterfly that I named SOUL WINGS for its symbolism that is transformation and Joy. A sense of transformation for the new year or a time to evaluate life and set goals and movements from where we are to our next phase.
The technique used is filigree, decorated with coiled round Artistic Wire, red coral beads and blue quartz. I accented the wings with chain decorated with coral. This pendant can be worn open as a normal butterfly or closed like a butterfly flying.
Flat Artistic Wire is a tarnish resistant flat copper wire with tarnish resistant color coating. It is definitely stronger than the aluminum. The temper of this wire is great to keep the form in the designs.
Don't try to cut the Flat Artistic Wire with your new flush cutter. This wire is wide and strong and it needs a stronger cutter as well.
Flat Artistic Wire core 0.75 x 3.0 mm (0.12 x 0.03 in).
Franchezka Schroeder Westwood