Air-Chased Copper Pendants

I have added three new air-chased copper pendants to my online shop recently. Each piece has been individually hand forged using air-chasing and texturing techniques in my home studio in Stamford, Lincolnshire.

Air-Chased Copper Pendant on Torc Necklace
Air-Chased Copper Pendant on Torc Necklace

Air-chased Copper Pipe Pendant on Torc Necklace
Air-chased Copper Pipe Pendant on Torc Necklace

Air-Chased Copper Pendant on Handmade Chain
Air-Chased Copper Pendant on Handmade Chain

My previous air-chased pieces have all been on a waxed cotton cord. Feedback from customers and stockists is that a ready made necklace or chain is preferred to cotton cords so I will be adding more of these to the new pieces.  I am going to play with a few more ideas for the chains and update existing pendant listings to offer the option of the torc necklace on pieces already in the shop.

I will of course still offer the option of waxed cotton cords or ready-made organza necklaces for anyone who would prefer those.

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Copper Cuffs – Air-Chased & Fold-Formed

Last week-end I spent some time making more one-off copper cuffs. It was a LOT of fun 🙂 And the finished pieces have definitely put a smile on my face. I hope you like them too! 

I made a series of social media posts as I crafted these pieces. This is what I plan to do with all new work I create so you might want to follow me on Instagram and Facebook to see pictures of my work as they happen. I have copied the posts I made below with the images.  

All three Cuffs have now been added to my shop and can be purchased on-line. I accept commissions and will be happy to create a piece for you. If the size you want is not available the shop please do get in touch to have a piece made especially for you.

Fold Formed and Air-Chased cuffs are individually crafted in my studio and no two pieces are ever identical. 

Air Chasing Copper Pipe

Air chasing Copper sheet to create another ‘Lunar’ cuff bracelet.

Making good progress on the Air-chased Copper Cuff.

I have also started a fold-formed cuff bracelet.

air chasing and fold forming
fold forming

Fold Formed Copper Cuff coming up nicely

2 Cuffs ready for pickle.

I have some copper pipe I want to work on next so I will get back to this later.

air chasing and fold forming
copper cuffs in the pickle

3 copper cuffs and a pendant in the pickle pot getting cleaned.

I will take these out in a few minutes and make it nice and shiny using a wire brush and then think about patina

Weekend work just out of liver of sulphur.

Now I will spend some time buffing and cleaning and then they will be ready

liver of sulphur patina
copper cuffs

And finished!

I am so pleased with the new cuffs I made over the weekend


Tools you will need for air chasing and fold forming:
Jeweller’s vice
Anvil
Hammers
Torch

Work in Progress – More Air-chasing

I am really enjoying the craft of air-chasing copper.

Source: Work in Progress – More Air-chasing

Copper Pipe Cuffs: Air Chased

Work in Progress… Copper Pipe Cuffs

After a wonderful trip to India I am back to my bench and working on several new pieces for the June Artists Market at Stamford Arts Centre and for my display cabinet at Art in the Heart and Whisby Nature Park.

What better way to get back into the swing of things than a bit of air chasing fun 🙂

I made four new copper cuffs last week. This time I have used a narrower copper tubes, 8mm.  The new cuffs are light and quite dainty compared to the “Fantasy” Copper pipe cuff I made for last year’s ESC Artists exhibition. I will make more of those but I think a variety of styles is always good. 

Copper Pipe Cuffs

Copper Pipe Cuffs