Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Copper Kisses for $4.00
It's the second installment of the Rings & Things goodie bag. Today it's my favorite - the antique copper plated bracelet. Here are the stats on it from the Rings & Things website:
7.2" disk-and-loop bracelet forms for gluing. Hammered oval loops.
1-11 cost $4.00
Today's "Copper Kisses" grew out of my new work with metal, glass and cold connections which is inspired by one of my favorite books.
I made the pads more bead like by doming them. I removed the pads and textured the surface by hammering a stamp several times. I created domed links between the ovals using a ball peen hammer and a doming block. The domed links were then re-attached.
It took about an hour to do each of the pads. The cost to make this is $4.00 assuming you have to tools to do it already.