. . . because it’s aluminum! Yes, I fiddled with some 16 gauge aluminum craft wire, my pliers, and a chasing hammer today. It was a learning experience.
When I tired of that, I got out the 12-gauge and made the most basic cuff bracelet known to mankind. I may dress it up with beads at some point.
Once I get some copper wire, I’m going to try making a fibula (pin) that will probably look good with a knitted shawl. I’m looking forward to working with a harder metal. This was fun and all, but all these aluminum bits remind me of nothing so much as pop can tabs.