I have been having a lot of fun lately making mixed metal jewelry. When I first started making jewelry, I sometimes made silver and copper jewelry but lately I have stopped using much copper, except for special orders. Now, I mostly use a combination of gold and silver or, very recently, rose gold and silver, which is a LOT of fun.
Someone at a recent show mentioned to me that rose gold jewelry (sometimes called pink gold) is kind of old fashioned - it was first used in Russia in the Faberge eggs. It became really popular in the 1920's here in the U.S. in all sorts of jewelry but was especially used in engagement rings.
I'm having a good time using this metal now and I'll be using more of it, especially in some larger statement jewelry pieces.
The chain bracelet above is currently available on my website and you can click here to check it out.
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I am Laura Teague, a metal smith, knitter and sewist living and working in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and traveling the western US whenever I can!