I've begun a full-on love affair with copper. Metal has always appealed to me, but I previously was only interested in silvery tones. Copper captured my attention a few months back, and now I'd rather make copper pieces than just about anything. I've been incorporating old iron keys, found objects, squirrel paws, tortoise paws, brass bullet casings and more into the work, using gorgeous vintage solid copper chain from the 1950s I found. Yesterday, I got in a shipment of a bunch of incredibly beautiful vintage copper findings in the form of tube beads, metal paddle beads, and more. I am so excited to dig into making things with them for the Christmas season!