Lately having seen a lot of fold forming work by a metal artists around the world, I too am thinking of experimenting with the technique and here are my baby steps !
|Pod cuff with folded pod|
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I created this cuff with just the central element the 'pod' with some folding on its sides. I managed to click some pictures ( sorry about the quality of the pics, they were clicked on my mobile phone) Below is a step by step account of my favourite technique 'granulation'
Those cute little granules of copper that you see here within the pod.
When it comes to my copper scrap I am a pack rat! I keep every tiny piece of scrap and filing that I can collect and use these to create the granuelesThe way I create these granules is that I take an approriate quantity of copper scrap and flux it , followed by a very quick heating with my trusty soldering gun.
Well here goes !
|Applying flux to the scrap of copper prior to balling|
|Heating the scrap till it glows a red orange and finally balls up|
( note my pile of scrap!! :D)
|Placing the granules on the pod shape prior to soldering them|