I was in the mood to play with copper last Thursday night. I make my own copper blend because I like the copper kettle color of copper, and Kato and Premo are too dark. I mix 8 parts Gold Premo to 2 parts Alizarin Crimson Premo to 1 part Ultramarine Blue Premo, then add Ranger Copper Embossing powder for that antique, slightly pitted look. Fabulous!
I was very pleased with these, especially the "obelisk", which is not a traditional obelisk shape, but that's what I was reminded of when I started shaping it. It is sometimes very difficult to capture a simple shape. You can't hide any mistakes in a sleek line, after all. That is one reason I don't do many spherical-shaped pendants or brooches. It drives me crazy if the circle isn't perfectly round.
I've got some beautiful new turquoise beads to go with the pebbled copper pendant, and I can't to get started on a necklace design.