Kat's Creations
Hand-crafted Jewelry & Gifts
Posted on January 6, 2012 by Crafty Kat

Ladybugs aren’t as cute in real life as their cartoon counterparts would imply… but that never stopped anyone from liking them!

This adorable not-so-little bug is worn on one finger, but sprawls across adjacent fingers. Hand-forged from copper sheets, the spots were achieved by a combination of dapping and liver of sulphur patina, which was then carefully sanded off on the body. The result is a black-and-bright-copper cocktail ring that is as cute as a bug!

Well… a cartoon bug, anyway 😉

Not for sale.

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Back in the day… I was feeling a little nostalgic when I designed this necklace. A constructed box of soldered copper sheets, these little phone pendant has two bronze “bells” and a bunch of little copper accents, including mouthpiece and crank-handle. The best part is the clasp: the necklace is closed by hanging the earpiece on its hook!

Not for sale.

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My first attempt at metalsmithing! Cut by hand from 20-gauge copper and bronze sheets, the various pieces were then hand-forged, soldered and/or riveted together, and colored using various patinas.

Finished piece measures approximately 5.5″ x 3″ x .75″, and features a hand-made pinback for wear as a brooch.

Not for sale.