I am such a loser as it has been about a million years since I have posted on Craftster....
Anyway, I have been taking a metalsmithing class and have been making all sorts of cool houseware type thingies. Right now I only have photos of the copper bowl that I made.
This bowl started out as a flat disc which I then heated up with a torch to make the metal easier to work with, I then shaped it with a couple of different hammers and finally, I took two hours to planish the entire bowl to strengthen it and make the shape more permanent. The base that I started with was waaaaay too big, so my husband helped me by cutting it down by half. Once I finished shaping the base, it was strapped onto the bottom of the bowl with wire and soldered together with two torches. I then spent a good amount of time shining it up and waxing it to keep it from tarnishing.
Base before it was cut down:
Hope you like!