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9th Annual Art-a-Day Challenge, January 2017!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Looky, looky, aint it purdy?



I felt well enough to go pound some metal today. So, without the "proper" hammers and only a couple of youtube videos under my belt. I forged on! I found it to be an interesting way to form metal. Heat, squelch, bend, put into a vise, hammer. Heat, squelch, unfold, hammer flat. Repeat as many times as needed for folds. I loved how I was able to get the metal on the one pendant to kinda flare out on the bottom. On the other one, I was able to get some lateral movement from it. I accented that one with some silver balls. It's no where near done. But a nice experiment at any rate.

7 comments:

BobiWilson said...

Very cool! I tried some fold forming a while back but never really took it through its paces. Eager to see what you create!
These a beautiful!

Laura G said...

Love the colors and the malleable quality that you get. It almost resembles folds in fabric.

Lapoynte said...

A nice experiment and some nice results.

Fort Logan Designs said...

This was done with 24g copper a bit thicker than suggested. I have some really think copper around here somewhere...I think that will look better and be easier to mold into something delicious. But I am pretty pleased at how this turned out.

Laura G said...

copper-talk?

Fort Logan Designs said...

LOL, copper talk! :D The thinner the metal, the easier to fold. The thicker, the stronger vise you need, stronger arms etc.

BobiWilson said...

The pictures don't do them full justice. They are truly scrumptious!