A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Curious if a project is for sale, or if someone wants to do a private swap with you?  Please Personal Message the member rather than posting on the thread.
Total Members: 297,488
Currently Running With Scissors:
558 Guests and 33 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1] 2  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: My favorite thing today, a BIG copper poppy-  (Read 1712 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
ammasmama
Offline Offline

Posts: 1192
Joined: 02-Jun-2007

LuCkY Me, LuCkY MuD


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« on: April 17, 2010 06:36:31 PM »

I formed it by hand, from copper sheet, after drawing the Poppy with Sharpie. The balls are made from scraps of copper leftover from cutting out the flower, heated with the torch till they ball up. It's the biggest thing I ever heated up, ( you heat it up to soften the metal, annealing it, so it's not too brittle or hard to bend...) and it was really warm working with it! Fun though!
 












THIS ROCKS   Logged

Pink Peppercorn
Queen of King Prawns
Offline Offline

Posts: 14
Joined: 09-Apr-2010


View Profile
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2010 06:59:42 PM »

Great work.  Simply beautiful.   Cheesy
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Puppy_girl
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 4387
Joined: 08-Jul-2004

Sewing skills now available in Mii form!


View Profile WWW
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2010 07:19:16 PM »

that's gorgeous!  i really like that a lot.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

"Some people look at porn on the internet...I'm looking at yarn." - Me

my artsy blog
me and my boyfriend's food blog
noooitaremybirthday
Tutorial Contributor

You don't have to type the whole thing...Call me Nooo :D
Offline Offline

Posts: 2199
Joined: 12-Apr-2009

I've gone through like 5 gluesticks this week...


View Profile WWW
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2010 08:08:06 PM »

This is really fantastic! Working with metal is a skill I'd love to develop someday... For now I'll just admire your lovely work! Very beautiful!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

crazycandy999
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2010 11:26:27 PM »

Absolutely stunning! Hit the this rocks and wisted
THIS ROCKS   Logged
PinkDaisy
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2010 03:40:38 AM »

That is beautiful!!!  Cheesy

It reminds me of the trips my family and I would take to the poppy fields when I was growing up. It's about 30 minutes from my house and they only really show up if the weather has been just right. I haven't driven out there this year, but we can see the bright orange glow from the freeway.  Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged

My Jewelry/Plus Size Clothing Etsy:  http://etsy.com/shop/alibuttonsdesigns

My fatshion blog: http://alibuttons.blogspot.com/
burntspaghetti
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2010 05:42:10 AM »

This is lovely. I too wish I had your skill for metal working. It's one of those things on my very long list of things to learn.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Seraphina_de_Sangre
The Daredevil Sky Pirate
Offline Offline

Posts: 2528
Joined: 28-Oct-2007

Down to a 12 and shedding more lbs. everyday!


View Profile
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2010 07:25:19 AM »

It's a beautiful piece ammasmama, and a good size too. Your work is always so nice.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

My Swaps
Multi-Themed Steampunk Swap

Wist
maxxev
Tutorial Contributor

Offline Offline

Posts: 1377
Joined: 18-Jul-2009


View Profile
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2010 09:50:53 PM »

i do love the colour.
beautiful work.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Wendie
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2010 10:09:34 PM »

So simple but so awesome.  It's a piece that would work well in so many situations.  LOVE it!!!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] 2  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
KD101: How to Make the Perfect Holiday Red Berry Trifle
How to Make Red Velvet Whoopie Pies
How to Make Toasted Coconut Snowball Cupcakes
Homemade Gourmet Fruit and Nut Chocolate Bars
Decorative Christmas Cookie Cottages
Latest Blog Articles
September 19th - Talk Like a Pirate Day!
Winner of Craft Challenge #102 - Swap & Share 3
September 17, 2014 Featured Projects

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.