Thursday, September 17, 2009

Copper Crazy

The gem show was back in town last week, so I headed on over and found my favorite copper artist, Patricia Healey. She designs and handcrafts the coolest pendants, charms and other findings from genuine copper and adds her own "secret" finish to the pieces.

This is just a small sample of the things I couldn't live without!

Each piece has it's own unique character and patina. I love the rosy undertones...She had some new heart and star pendants that I just had to have. Can't wait to create some necklaces with these.And this whimsical dog bone pendant...I have ideas for it. Along with the matching bracelet links.
I'm really inspired by Patricia's designs. I love the rustic-ness (is that a word?) of them all. I'll be madly creating with these for an upcoming show in New Mexico IN ONE MONTH! Yikes, better get busy. Oh, and I'll be posting about a special guest who will be joining me at the show. She's coming all the way from Maine to join forces with me~ Stay tuned...

13 comments:

the7msn said...

An upcoming show in New Mexico?? Where? When? And will you be bringing a piece made with that to-die-for copper burro?

Judy said...

What fabulous pieces! I can't wait to see what you do with them.

The Urban Cowboy said...

I really like the stuff you make and showcase here, I know the cowgirls would love it! Wish I could make stuff like this.

Shelly's Stuff Jewelry said...

I love copper! That star pendant is really neat. Looking forward to seeing your creations.

Kathy said...

Those are all so wonderful. I love the coloring too. Can't wait to see what you make!

Gail said...

What marvelous treasures you found!

Katie said...

I love copper and those pieces are beauties! I especially love the star.

cdncowgirl said...

I have to say it was the star that caught my eye. Can't wait to see some finished pieces!

Cowgirl Goods said...

Cool a special guest! That copper is amazing. Have fun creating and GET BUSY!

Julie Harward said...

Hi..love your blog, I love animals too, I live in So. Central Utah, red rock country..come say hi(www.circlecliffviews.blogspot.com
I started blogging last Christmas and love it!
I live in a rural area and love the life that you love too! :D

sassyglassdesigns said...

I love copper and this gal sure knows how to play with it...beautiful!

Lonesome Road Studio said...

I've kinda been into copper lately too... Love the bones!

Lorelei said...

Hi! I did a search online for Patricia Healey and your blog came up as one of the hits. I am hoping to purchase some of Patricia's pieces, do you know if she sells online anywhere? you have a great blog! I love the bunnies, and your jewelry designs are sweet!