Friday, April 30, 2010

Talking Bangles

I have been holding onto this heavy gauge copper stock for quite a while as I waited to be properly inspired/motivated. Well...last night was the night. I'm not so sure that it was a moment of wonderful inspiration, but it was certainly a moment of telling myself to just do something already with certain supplies.
I did some experimenting and made these bangles with the following stamped messages:
'what i am looking for is not out there, it is in me.' (Helen Keller)
'WELL BEHAVED WOMEN RARELY MAKE HISTORY' (A bumper sticker I recently saw. My Google search revealed that this quote is attributed to Laurel Thatcher Ulrich)
Measured lengths of the copper were cut, all edges filed and sanded, words and textures stamped. Each length was then soldered to create the circular shape which was reinforced with my bracelet mandrel. I then oxidized the bracelets with liver of sulfur and buffed the outer surface with fine sandpaper. The inner surface retains the dark patina from the liver of sulfur.

1 comment:

  1. I like that you're leaving the backs and insides dark from the LOS. It looks great. I wonder why I've been thinking I had to sand off the whole thing? ;)