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 ūüôā 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

Copper Leaves

Made a couple more copper leaves this afternoon. These have been really popular at Art in the Heart and at ESCArtists events. As far as I am aware there are only two of these at Art in the Heart and I have none in stock. 

I will have to make a lot more than these two I am sure! At least I have made a start ūüôā

copper leaves

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Water Feature with Copper Leaves

Water Feature! First Attempt!

Water Feature with Copper leaves

This is the first time I have made a water feature and I am absolutely thrilled with it. It has given me the encouragement to try new things, try bigger pieces and just have even more fun with copper.

It was not the¬†easiest¬†project to take on, especially with my limited work area, and I didn’t actually do any drawings prior to starting. I just¬†started¬†and then drew some sketches to¬†visualise¬†how it would come together once I had made the leaves.

A video & some pictures.

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Water Feature exhibited at Stamford Arts CentreUpdate: 10 November 2016 – My Water Feature was exhibited at the ESC Artists Autumn Exhibition at Stamford Arts Centre and received wonderful comments.

I am going to work on more water feature ideas and hopefully gather up the courage to create a big outdoor sculpture for the 2017 Exhibition. I will need to find a large sheet of copper for the base. Time to start looking for a place that cells old water tanks which I could recycle.