This weeks, 8 Weeks Til Christmas Gift List feature is my Hand Forged Mixed Metal Bracelet. This piece was hand forged from aluminum, and copper then put together using the cold connection technique.
8 Weeks Til Christmas Gift List
I first cut my aluminum blank, then formed and textured the blank with my texturing hammer. Next I cut, formed and textured my heart.
I used some hole punch pliers to add the holes, then made my own rivets to attach the heart to the blank from aluminum wire, after I dipped it in the liver of sulfur.
The chain and clasp was made from copper wire. I make and cut my own jump rings for my chains.
Before I attach my chain I dip it in liver of sulfur to oxidize the copper so that it will have a beautiful earthy tone once polished.
Next I run the hand forged mixed metal bracelet through the tumbler to work harden and polish the metal to a beautiful shine.
You can find this weeks 8 Weeks Til Christmas Gift List featured Hand Forged Mixed Metal Bracelet, and other handmade jewelry in my Handmade Artists Shop. I am also offering a 20% off coupon code that is good on anything in my Handmade Artists shop, just type in “Shop16” upon checkout. This coupon is good through Christmas.
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