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Playing with Fire…

Literally! 

Let’s hope the end result is worth the effort 🙂 I am working on my Escartists Exhibition pieces in copper which include a couple of sculptures, at least one clock, perhaps a couple of framed copper pictures and some new pieces from my range of fold formed and air chased jewellery.

 At the moment there is a lot of this going on… but I don’t have a lot to show for it because these pieces are for the exhibition and I am not making the designs public just yet.

These are the Escartists events dates foe 2017: Gallery Exhibition: 27 Oct – 1 Nov / Artist Market – Sunday, 1 Nov

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Sawing Copper

I have not been using my Jeweller’s saw enough, which is silly because the saw makes it so easy to cut intricate shapes. So far I have only really used it to cut heavier gauge wire.

So last night I decided to do some sawing practice. First set of flower shapes cut and I am pleased to say it did not take as long as I thought it would 🙂

Sawing Copper
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Sometimes a Plan Just Comes Together

“Isn’t it nice when things just work?”

so said the Honda Accord Ad a few years ago.

Last week I felt a sense of satisfaction when an idea just worked at first attempt and sheet copper turned into flower shaped candle holders. So yes, it is very nice when things just work!

From this

Sometimes a Plan Just Comes Together

to this

Mind you, it is not always simple and straightforward and some projects just take forever and still leave me with the "Can do better" feeling. But sometimes a plan just comes together. More than anything else it is a massive confidence boost for someone like me, who is still learning about coppersmithing, shaping, texturing and brazing.
Sometimes a Plan Just Comes Together

Mind you, it is not always simple and straightforward and some projects just take forever and still leave me with the “Can do better” feeling. But sometimes a plan just comes together. More than anything else it is a massive confidence boost for someone like me, who is still learning about coppersmithing, shaping, texturing and brazing.