I LOVE TO WIRE JEWELRY! It has a very calming affect on me. It is 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 a little of a papoose with a little baby head sticking out. It was was wired with 22g and 28g copper wire and then dipped in a patina to really bring out the details. The bead is an 8mm green glass bead. The piece is 1" wide by 2" long and the entire piece hangs 13 1/2" from an antiqued copper chain with a copper 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.