Sunday, November 11, 2012

Foldformed Copper Cuff

This was a fun cuff to create - the challenge was to get the fold to form at one corner of the cuff, and extend to the opposite side of the cuff:

If you look closely, you can see that there are 2 different textures hammered into the cuff - one on either side of the fold.

With the help of my Sharpie, my paper template, and my vise, I got it right the first time - yay!

The folds are flattened down at the ends of the cuff, so the cuff is more comfortable when worn.

I achieved the beautiful patina through a combination of Liver of Sulfur, buffing with steel wool, and a very long time in the tumbler (about 4 hours).

5 comments: said...

That is beautiful - love the finish and the foldforming is great

BackstoryBeads said...

Simply stunning!

AliMc said...

Beautiful! Fold forming is so rewarding, I have to remember to do some more of them myself :)

Cynthia@Ornamental Style said...

Beautiful! Fantastic shine, too. Did you seal the copper?

Sweet Freedom said...

I did not seal the copper - I am not big on sealing. In my (limited) experience, when I tumble them for a prolonged period, they have been retaining their finish.