Affinity for Brass

I find myself doing that so often. Sit down to work and in the end of the jewelry coordinates because I seem to gravitate towards one common element, like today. Brass.   I love the warm hue and the vintage feel it gives to my jewelry and it's probably my most favorite metal to work with. I especially love the already darkened components by Vintaj Brass Co. They seem to just work with everything.

This double strand bracelet with the flirty fringe chain has my heart all a-flutter. I paired it with some vintage bar chain and these cool leaf charms that I made into links by adding a few extra holes with my Europunch.  Never be afraid to alter a metal component unless it's handmade- that's a no no.

These earrings were inspired by Candie Cooper's earrings in her newest book, Earringology. I loved the idea of stringing chain onto a cord, and in her earrings she used straight sections of rubber tubing. In my version I added some fringy paddle chain to metallic leather cording, and formed into this big teardrop shape.

Love these beautiful bronze leaf connectors from Lesley Watt of TheaElements. I paired them with some large round link chain from  Jess Imports, and smaller cable chain. Then did a few wire wrapped sections using gold seed beads, and faceted magnetic beads.

What is your favorite metal to work with? Do you find yourself gravitating towards one in particular?

Hope you all had a nice Friday!!