I never really thought I'd be a copper girl:
it can turn the skin green where you sweat
it oxidizes far more quickly than silver
it's a challenging learn when it comes to soldering
But then the price of silver began this astronomical skyrocket, and I grudgingly placed a piece of copper under my hammer to make a prototype flower ring (seen above in my banner).
Thus began the wonderful, exciting journey into a new relationship.
When I first started wearing the ring, it was with a curious eye; how does this new metal respond to water? cold? pressure?
And soon it was love, sweet love. I wear the ring nearly every day, even still.
I have a very sensual attachment to it now; sometimes sterling even feels cold to me when compared to the sweet, generous, earthy warmth of this new frontier...
I am soon embarking on a new portion of my learning: enameling and china painting: I want to combine the two and someday create custom portraiture, like little cameos...
It's nice to look ahead and see new disciplines you know you'll love and work hard to understand, but it's even more exciting to fall in love with something previously dismissed as 'less-than'....
It's the underdog getting the girl, metal-style.