Sunday, September 9, 2012

Nine Square inches

Cindi and I made it back into the studio today to finish up our copper etched pieces.  It was a long and strenuous afternoon.

First, my studio is messed up since I needed to have some ceiling bulbs replaced and had to move everything out from underneath them.  So..... we were not as organized as we should have been and had to keep weaving our way through.  (Yes we could have cleaned it up before we started but that would have been too easy.)

We ate breakfast and went straight to the studio, working so hard that we missed lunch.  (That made me tired, cranky and all thumbs...... Damn I'm not a wire worker!)

My pieces are not finished yet.  They are cut out and some of the small pieces have a green patina on them, but that's as far as I got.  It is amazing though how many pieces I got out of a three inch square of  24 Ga copper.  We used the Joyce Chen shears to cut out the pieces.  (So much quicker than the jeweler's saw!)

Patina added using Liver of Sulphur,

Color patina added by heating the copper from the back with a torch.

Another liver of sulphur patina

Cindi did get her pieces done (We had to get them done as we are heading to Erie for the final four days of her visit. ) 

Cindi's pendant.  We are still working on connecting the looped wire to the main piece.  (That's what was stressing me out this afternoon.) The cross is connected with rivets.  (Used my drill press again.) 

Cindi's earrings which incorporate pieces of copper with a green patina.  


Zoe Nelson said...

Nice! It's always fun having a playmate!

Alice Walkowski said...

Yes it is. What one doesn't think of the other does and we generate ideas that way.

Anonymous said...

I love the copper earrings with the separate pieces with the green patina. I can't wait to get started with the different techniques in your new book