Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Copper Ring

After taking a spinner ring class, I decided it was time to try another one.  When I was at the stage to flare the ring for the spinners, I realized the ring was too wide for my fingers, so I decided to fold the copper all the way over.

The solder joint wasn't soldered very well and it split a little which is OK as it goes with the funky design.

One of the Fist rule in soldering - "Solder doesn't fill gaps"

I have a way to go in my journey learning how to solder.

The ring is made with copper sheet metal.
It's been textured using a variety of hammers,
then folded over.  Sterling Silver and brass embellishments have been added.

Treasure Bangle & Spinner Ring

The Spinner Ring and Treasure Bangle were made with 22 gauge copper sheet.
The colors were obtained with a torch.  More to come in the future.

 Treasure Bangle Bracelet
Spinning Ring

Friday, November 18, 2011

Twisted Sister Coiled Pendant

Pure Copper Pendant 
Twisted, coiled & re-coiled

This bead is made from pure copper wire which was twisted, coiled then coiled again.
A light patina was added to give it a beautiful aged look.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Heat Patina my Heart


I made this copper heart pendant which involves several techniques.  I originally put a stamp along the edges but it seemed to disappear during puffing the heart.

The beautiful colors were achieved using a Smith Torch.

I put a vintage chain on it but I feel it really takes away from the piece so I will look for something else and post more pics once I change it.

I'll revisit this at a later date.