Starting my jewelry making adventures not so long ago, I started buying everything I could get my hands on; (NB: I am not implying I no longer buy everything I can possibly can...as my imaginary bank manager can attest to...SIGH) I knew little of metals, had trouble deciphering the sizes of beads and components, and had no clear idea of want I wanted to do with the little techniques I had started playing with.
So I bought a few items that I tossed aside as soon as I got them.
That's what happened with the copper-plated components below.
(If there are any palm-readers out there, feel free to send me your findings).
At the time, all I knew to do was to stick a bead onto a ready made headpin, make a standard wrapped loop and boom - a boring earring. I might not have known much about making jewelry then, but I could tell they wouldn't make nice pieces.
Going through my stash the other day, I came across them again. This time I had a few more techniques under my belt. Could I actually make something nice with them? Hmmm...