Santa Fe , New Mexico
Photograph - Copper & Sterling Silver
This Flower Is The Most Diffecult to build it is made from Copper & Stering Silver
It takes about 41/2 Hours to make this creation from one sheet of copper it is foleed and unfolded so many time I lost count there is about 76 steps to making this beautful creation.It is a pendant
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 9th, 2010
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