My partner, Phil, gave me a bunch of resistors he had left over, and his son, Ben, asked me what kind of jewelry I would make with them. I made earrings with them, as seen in one of my photos below. Three of the pairs are on etsy right now, and I guess I'm a closet geek because I really like them! Here's a picture of another pair, that will go in an etsy jewelry shop I have in the works. I really like these ones because they are nice and summery - made with resistors, sunny seed beads and sterling findings.
Months ago, I took a class at ArtBliss given by Barbara Lewis of Painting with Fire. It involved learning how to make torch-fired enamel beads. I loved it - as you may be able to guess. Barbara did teach us how to fuse items into a flat pendant, but we didn't spend a lot of time on that process, as the day seemed to go so fast! I was making enameled pieces the other night, and due to my own ineptness (remember the big toe burn???) I was able to fuse these two pieces together totally by accident. Now of course, it isn't a usable piece. However, now that I know how to do it, I can see some pieces like this in my future! I can't wait to get more copper cutouts!