Do Over: Upcycled Rafael Canada Choker

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Last week, I made a new choker for the white Rafael Canada pendant I found. I originally tried hanging it from a hoop I had lying around but true to the name choker, it choked me. So I bought some copper wire, made a much larger collar and hammered it out in a Rafael style. I like the result — the oversized circle has an Alexander Calder feel and it sits nicely. I wish I had found a thicker gauge of copper though.I also wish I hadn’t hammered my finger whilst making it, either.