Thursday, February 17, 2011

Repurpose x Four

I've been in possession of my dad's old washers for a while but had only made that pair of earrings with them. I'm enjoying venturing out into some new looks recently and had some more fun with them:

The rest of my pieces were made out of copper pieces from my friend Alisa's metalworking class. She wasn't going to do anything with it and graciously gave it to me. Needless to say, I had a blast! Thanks again, Alisa!

The texture on the little pieces was something Alisa had done already, so I cut out the drop shape there and in some raw copper pieces, hammered them to get some texture, and added patina to make them look aged:

These had been domed and I flatten them back out again, added patina and an antique piece:

Alisa had domed these pieces of copper, applied black enamel to them, and had two holes in each and made them into little creatures with eyes. I look the eye parts out, punched lots more holes in them and connected them with jump rings and attached it all to some copper wire: