I LOVE TO WIRE JEWELRY! There - I said it in all caps so you know it's true! It has a very calming affect on me. It might be a little hard on the eyes, but I still love to do it.
All of my wired pieces are made from copper, brass, sterling silver or Argentium wire. Most of them are 20g, 22g and 28g wire. I love adding beads or other objects I've bought or found.
This necklace reminds me of an eagle soaring high. It was was wired with 22g and 28g copper wire and then dipped in a patina to really bring out the details. The wings have a 2 1/2" wide spread. The body is 2" long and the entire piece hangs 14.5" from an antiqued brass chain with an antiqued hook and eye clasp.
This necklace is made from copper wire and then sealed so it should not tarnish if cared for properly. An anti-tarnish pad comes with the piece and should be kept together to prevent tarnishing. A soft jewelry cleaning cloth should be sufficient if needed.