Monday, May 7, 2012

A Visual Journey in Fold Forming Bronze Cuffs

Thought you would all like to see my recent fold forming ideas...
this is all pretty new to me ~ 
have only attempted it a handful of times.  
All in all I'm very pleased with the outcome!  
Starting with 22g Bronze sheet metal

Cut, anneal and fold
Unfold and texture
Pickle and form on bracelet mandrel
Brush with steel wool and buff 
Patina can be added for even more visual effects
Hope you had fun! I'll be adding Bronze bracelet blanks to my store soon! 


EB Bead and Metal Works, LLC said...

Awesome visual display of how you made those cuffs! Love the patina on the last cuff you showed!

lathenson said...

Amazing. Love this.

Lisa Chapman said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing the technique.

Ashleigh Becker said...

These are awesome! I want to try to make these... Could be a very interesting experiment!

Lupe Meter said...

Thanks for sharing the that patina of the last cuff too! Beautiful cuffs!

Therese's Treasures said...

Hi Melinda,
Thank you for sharing those are beautiful!

stacilouise said...

You make it look so easy!!!!!!

Sharyl said...

Really nice to see in each stage! I've been wondering how those were made!

Beetique said...

This is a great post!

lynsey said...

Love, Love, Love!! wonderful texture. We are exploring forging and fold forming when we begin our second year of the degree in September, I can hardly wait.

Emma in the Uk said...

Hi Melinda - Have only recently found your blog (via pinterest) and love so many of your designs & your videos. Very clear and helpful. Re. this blog post, if you are able to respond, what do you mean on the second step - to anneal the bronze?. I'm confused between oxidising and annealing....would really appreciate it if you could briefly clarify.

Juniper Goods said...

Very nice! I am going to try these. The patina is so cool! What kind of cutters do you use on the sheet to cut up into long strips?

Thanks, Chandra

Unknown said...

Oxidizing is adding the black patina or color. Annealing is heating the piece with a torch. Heating or annealing softens the metal so that it can be folded.


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