Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Copper Wire

copper wire
250 feet of seven strand bare copper wire.

I use a lot of copper: copper pipe for chimes, heavy copper wire for hooks and loops and hanging stones, and slightly lighter copper wire for wrapping glass. I go through a spool as pictured above about every six months.

These spools hold 250 feet of seven strand, and I unwrap the strands giving me a total of 1750 feet.

I calculate over my wire wrapping career, I've wrapped well over 9 miles of wire!

You can see what I do with all this wire by visiting my website: Coast Chimes.

Friday, November 04, 2011

Wind Chime: Pacific Beach Stones. Naturally Beautiful!

Pacific Beach Stone Wind Chime

Recently I bought 100 high-speed diamond bits. As you can see from the picture, I have been busy with them! I love beach stone, and I am happy that my beach stone works are becoming increasingly popular.

Stone is a great choice. There is the beauty, and also the durability. When they get wet from the rain, they look even nicer!

You can find a selection of beach stone wind chimes on my website: Coast Chimes, Gallery Page.

They are also available on the arts and crafts website: Etsy