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 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 kangaroo with a baby inside the pouch. This piece was wired with 22g and 28g copper wire and then dipped in a patina to bring out the details. The bead is a 3/8" wide teal and black glass bead. The piece is 3/4" wide by 1 3/4" long and hangs 12 1/2" from an antiqued copper ball chain.
This necklace is made from copper wire and then sealed but may tarnish if not stored 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.