Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Raspberry Bowl Made With Cold Connections

Lately, I'm blogging on combining flamework glass and metal by using cold connections. I'm using copper and brass sheet metal, copper ball headpins I've made at the torch with a patina I learned how to create in Mary Hettmansperger's book, Wrap, Fold, Stitch, & Rivet. The chapter on creating patinas is worth the price of the entire book! Here is a little sample of the lovely colors you can create on copper sheet:



Brass sheet can get a coppery reddish color which I thought looked just perfect with the Italian made Rubino glass I have. I made a bowl bezel and attached the yummy raspberry colored bead to create a pendant which I'm calling Raspberry Bowl.



My style is either overdone or very modern with a single pendant suspended from a chain. I think this one will be modern to feature the handmade texture and lovely color of the pendant.

2 comments:

LLYYNN said...

I like that very much, Cindy - and the glass bead has the same type color and look that the copper gets when you heat it up. Do your headpins in copper get that ruddy color when you use the torch to ball the end? That would be beautiful with the glass bead. What a clever maker you are!

Gail W. said...

Cindy,that's beautiful!That's all I have to say,the rasberry&copper bowl are just perfect!Did you know that was what result you'd get?Just so wonderful.