Made a few Brass cuffs using my rolling mill and I am pleased to say they are looking rather good!
The first brass cuff I made, as an experiment. sold within half an hour of listing it in my online shop so I decided to make a few more. Luckily I have a local shop in Stamford that stocks brass sheet so I quickly went into town to get some. Normally I have to wait for sheet metal to be delivered from my regular supplier based in Lancashire.
So I cut 6 bracelet blanks from the brass sheet. Then I played with a few patterns and put the brass blanks through the rolling mill. They printed really well and once polished and buffed the cuffs are looking very attractive indeed. Hopefully customers think so too and buy them 🙂
Some of these cuffs are in my online shop, some at Art in the Heart in Peterborough. And one is on my wrist because I am allowed to treat myself 😉
Paper Texture Earrings made using my new Rolling Mill. I cut the copper sheet into discs and rolled it through the Mill to print the texture.
Really pleased with the result 🙂
I bought a sheet of handmade paper recently and rolled the copper discs with the paper to create these handmade paper texture earrings. I have more of this paper and will be creating more pieces of jewellery using this pattern. I am currently sawing some flower shapes from more the paper texture printed copper sheet I rolled in through the mill.
New Toy! I bought a Rolling Mill and I am so excited! 😀
Thanks to the wonderful customers who shopped in my online shop and at the ESC Artists Market in June I was finally able to buy a small Rolling Mill. It will help me create new textures and patterns on my jewellery and sculptures.
I will post more about it as I get to know it better.
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 shopplease 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 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.
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.
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
I am so pleased with the new cuffs I made over the weekend