InstructionsI cut the copper section of the pin first. Cutting the outer shape then the open space inside. After this was cut I held it in the flame to add color to the metal. Then I placed it on the aluminum to draw a shape slightly larger than the copper. Then cut this shape out. You can cut metal with metal shears, but you get a much better cut with a jewelers saw. I made my bench pin from a 1x4 and just ...
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Type of item: Accessory
Style: Hipster, Funky, Rock / Punk
copper, screen, aluminum, beads, brass
What was your inspiration?
The screen was purchased to use in my fiber art and I wanted to see how it worked in a all metal jewelry piece. I also needed another sample for my class on rivets so this served 2 purposes.
What are you most proud of?
I just like the look of this piece. The 4 metals work well together and have a great funky urban look.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Do some practice sawing before you start on a rounded edge piece. You can't edit the color of the aluminum with flame - it will only melt the metal. Copper and brass thou get beautiful patinas with flame. If you have not tried using a torch with your metal yet there is a brief how to on my blog.
scroll down till you see it.