I don’t know about you but this time of year really gets to me. The long, grey days here in the frozen tundra of NE Ohio affects me every year.
This year I seemed to do better (in that I held out longer) before I started feeling the effects of lack of sunshine, fresh air and dirt under my fingernails. But it did find me.
Pretty much the last 3 weeks has found me struggling and pushing to do what NEEDS to be done. Blerg.
I finally remembered, and dug out, one of my small, full-spectrum lights and set it up on my computer desk. Then, today I was able to enjoy the sunshine while I was on the treadmill. Ahhh.
I can sense that Spring is just around the corner and the additional light is perking me back up but I have a WHOLE LOT of catching up to do. Things I should have been doing for WORK rather than looking at seed catalogs.
Anyway, I did take time this weekend to make the necklace above. Warren and I are working out some new etching techniques and I finally decided to create a piece or two with some of our copper elements.
This new Etched Copper and Agate Necklace was fun to make. This whole etching process we’ve come up with is fun to work with. We never know quite what we will end up with.
I like that the finished pieces aren’t perfect and I like the contrast of the smooth, shiny copper and the etched copper. I also like that I used shiny, new looking copper wire as well as copper with a patina in the metal bits that make up the rest of the necklace.
Yes, I do still have a mountain of work to get through but now I have a new necklace to wear while I do it!
Post Note: I listed this necklace in my Etsy shop here: Etched Copper Pendant, Agates in Various Shades of Purple and Pink, Asymmetrical Long Necklace