Beginning Metalsmithing: Project #4
Objective: No real objective other than turning a fold formed sheet of copper into jewelry.
Time to Complete: Ahhh, I lost track!
Materials: Copper sheet and silver rivets
This was my second attempt at fold forming. I pounded away at the thin sheet of soft copper with a hammer, unsure about what I was going to do with it when I was done. The piece was so wide and the fold so thick that I wanted to show case it's oddly attractive form. Thus, a cuff was born! Originally not wide enough to fit around my wrist, I made a wide cuff to go underneath. Instead of soldering the pieces together, my teacher suggested drilling holes and using rivets to connect the pieces. It ended up working out (after a few tries at getting the rivet correctly placed), and the cuff was praised by my classmates. I am very happy with how it turned out!