Copper

Embossed Copper Cuff FLORAL (02) by shalini Austin

Embossed Copper Cuff FLORAL (02)

Floral Design Embossed Copper Cuff Individually Crafted Embossed Copper Cuff FLORAL. Pure Copper Cuff with a floral design texture. I cut copper sheet to size, added the pattern and put it through my rolling mill. I do love the antique patina  which makes the floral pattern on this cuff stand out beautifully. Size: A Standard […]

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Copper Leaves: Work in Progress

Copper Leaves: Work in Progress

Copper leaves are just fabulous, there are so many different ways to make them, and so many different ways to give them patina, colour and structure. Using my trusty jeweller’s saw I am sawing a range of copper leaf shapes to make decorative leaf sculptures. I think I will enamel them… but not sure yet. […]

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Enamelling Fun

Enamelling Fun

Spent a little more time playing with copper shapes and glass enamel and experimented with seed beads. I am really pleased with the result. What do you think? A few more pictures of enamelling fun and the enamelled earrings I have been making.

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Playtime

Things I do to get out of tidying up ???? Found a couple of small strips of copper left over from an earlier project so of course I had to play! It is amazing what fun shapes you can create with a simple cross-pein hammer. I will sort the bench out tomorrow…

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Work in Progress: Annealing Copper Wire

Annealing, just one of the things I do quite often when crafting copper sculptures or jewellery. This video is a small clip of the process of annealing thick copper wire to forge a rustic copper cuff. Do follow my Facebook Page if you would like to see more work in progress pictures as I enjoy […]

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Enamelling Copper

Enamelling Copper Part 1

Each year I try to learn a new skill and Enamelling Copper was on my list of things to learn for 2018. My starter enamelling kit is here! I am really looking forward to some serious play time as I learn about enamelling copper. A few pictures below of the results of three practice sessions […]

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20 January: 4 Hearts and flowers necklaces ready. 
I will try and take photos tomorrow and get them into my online and Etsy shops.

That’s a lot of Copper Hearts!

January February have been slightly strange months for me. A bout of flu, Ankylosing Spondylitis reminding me on and off that it is not going to go away, some updates on the website and not enough time spent in the studio being creative. It was frustrating and did get me down a bit. But it […]

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How to Store Copper Off-cuts

Metalworking Tip about Copper Off-Cuts Copper Off-cuts tend to have sharp ends which really hurt if they pierce your fingers. I know because I have experienced it plenty of times! And if you use snips / scissors / shears to cut shapes out of thin copper sheet then the off-cuts have all kinds of curls […]

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Rolling Mill Jewellery Now Available

Some of the Rolling Mill Jewellery I made recently has now been listed in my online shop. I am working on more copper and brass cuffs and earrings and these will be online soon too. I have also added some of the new rolling mill jewellery to my display shelf at Art in the Heart, […]

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Copper Cuffs – Air-Chased & Fold-Formed

Shalini Austin, Artisan Metalsmith: 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! Source: Copper Cuffs – Air-Chased & Fold-Formed

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Work in Progress – More Air-chasing

I am really enjoying the craft of air-chasing copper. Source: Work in Progress – More Air-chasing

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Rustic Copper Hooks

One Off Decorative & Functional Homeware Source: Rustic Copper Hooks | Wire – Metal – Rocks, Handcrafted Designs by Shalini Austin

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Copper Napkin Rings Custom Order

I recently received a custom order for set of 12 Copper Napkin Rings. Sharing  a few pictures of the making process. Source: Copper Napkin Rings Custom Order

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