Santa Fe , New Mexico
Jewelry - Copper & Sterling Silver
This pendant is handmade fromcopper sheet and sterling silver in the likeness of a poinsettia flower,
Copper fold forming is a dying art, there are not that many people making this craft. I recently purchased a book on fold forming and started making some items like leaf and flowers and will continue to make beautiful copper works of art.
Fold forming is a labor intensive art form; it takes a lot of time to create these pieces and an artistic eye
This pendant is made in the likeness of the iris flower and is a very complex shape to make. The process takes about 38 steps of bending and folding and heating and hammering bending and unfolding and heating and hammering some more and finally after polishing, then moving on with the antiquing patina without any chemicals for an eco friendly jewelry finish.
June 19th, 2010
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