|Fold Forming Nightmare: not really that big. Only about 1.5"X2" not counting the dangles.|
My goal was to use the folded copper you saw here
and turn it into a pendant.
Little did I know that cold connections would
seem much harder to me than hot ones.
Mind you, I rather like using flame. And so far, it has
served me well.
|Sketch: It seemed like something needed to hang off the bottom.|
Eventually the mojo danced in and led me
to the little pieces that I'd snipped off the original piece.
I trimmed them a little; punched holes & added them
and that gorgeous, smooth briolette to the mix.
I wish I could remember what stone that is, because I like it a lot.
I just included this pic because I like to see the funkiness Hipstamatic (iPhone Camera) turns out.
I did solder that piece of copper tubing to the top.
Mind you, there was one piece of solder that flat refused to melt.
It's a wonder that piece of copper didn't melt into a big ole heap - as many times
as it was heated. So I cold connected it to another piece of copper
with rivets. Ugh. I just need to practice those about a bazillion times.
The back of the pendant was so ugly that I stamped & etched it just for
a little diversion from the rivets.
Nothing says "hand made" like wonky hand forged rivets!
Somewhere in there I smeared some alcohol inks around on it...
oh yeah, and some (patina for all metals) by Ranger/Vintaj too.
After stringing a super soft deer skin suede cord through
the copper tube, and adding a couple of
African trade beads to the ends, I called it quits.