Dress up your keychain with a bit of chain maille. The silvery ones are ultra-light aluminum, so even a “bulky” style won’t make holes in your pocket. And of course, sometimes it’s our zippers that need dressing up instead: Or Continue reading Do your keys need a friend?
Since I published the making of pictures, here’s a sampling of the final product! Copper with an antiqued finish, from light to dark, with a bit of funky greenish brassy tones. The narrow ones are 1/2″ wide, and medium 7/8″. Continue reading Air chased cuffs from narrow to heavy
Copper reacts to an array of chemicals, why copper cookware is always lined in another metal. This is great when I’m applying patinas, because I can get beautiful colors, but less fun when it’s involuntary. I often refer to copper—and Continue reading Protecting Copper Jewelry (or the Horrors of Green Skin)
Ever wonder what goes into a bit of metalwork? I started with 6″ of copper pipe: Then with the help of 4 hammers, 2 mallets, 2 punches, a whole bunch of annealing (heating to soften), I gradually pushed the metal Continue reading Making an Air Chased Copper Cuff