Peaks & Valleys p01 - with Love
Size: 1" x 3"
Available Materials: Brass, Copper
Techniques: Fold Forming, Chainmaille (Weave: Love Knot)
Another favorite metal technique: fold forming with a hammer, especially in time of high stress. A great way to work out one's frustrations without hurting anyone or anything. Best of all, at the end, you have created "beauty!"
As I was working on this piece, I was thinking of a friend of mine: they were going through a rough time. However, despite the ups and downs in their relationship, they thought of the love that original got them together, and the loving moments and gestures through time. I added the love knots to the pendant to reflect this.
Brass is known for its healing properties: it is believed to boost the immune system and to give courage.
Copper is also believed to be healing metals. Additionally, copper is also known as the lucky metal.
Given the nature of handmade jewelry, no two pieces will look exactly alike.