If you are familiar with my work, then you already know that I am a huge fan of Kristi Bowman and regularly use her handmade copper components. I put the copper pieces on the table and stare at them for days thinking about different approaches before deciding on a design that will suit them.
These copper components are a symbol called tanfouk, used by the nomadic Taureg tribes of North Africa. It is a fertility symbol, but it is the shape that appeals to me. My goal was to embellish the shapes without distracting from them. They are already quite large, so I did not want to add length to them unless it was necessary. The beaded wires were my solution and then I added some color with the dangling Czech glass beads.
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