The theme of the week is "Renewal". I walked around saying the word and trying to envision what it meant to me. The recurring thought for me was "Spring" (possible because it's winter and all around me is bare trees and frosted grass!). So, when I finally had the opportunity I sat at the bench, pulled out the beads and copper and came up with this design.
I cut a leaf shape out of my copper sheet, shaped it, domed it and etched it
used some of my 12 or 14 gauge wire to make some swirly connectors
wrapped some beautiful blue Peruvian opal beads and some luscious wine fluorite rondells
crafted a nice clasp for it (again with the 12/14 gauge copper wire)
It's been patinaed with Perma Blue which adds a really nice contrast.