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nicilaskin — copper art

tea light holder

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I love making these - tea light holders I used copper for that cut a 1 1/2 inch wide strip by 6 inch long from copper draw your shapes onto the metal small tip (if you like a shape make a template out of plastic via exacto knife ) cut out your lizards shape the strip ,dome a circle and cut a 3x3 inch square solder everything together ( use plumbers solder ) add your tea light and light it :) the reason for using plumbers solder is ,is that it takes a much lower temperature to solder the parts...

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etch a sketch or how to etch copper

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Take a piece of copper - I used a 1 x1 inch square . Seal the back with nail polish or lacquer and wait until dry. After the polish is dry , clean your copper thoroughly with alcohol and q-tips . Do not touch again . I use gloves after the cleaning part. Take a Sharpie and draw whatever you like- have some fun !!! Wait until dry and trace again with the sharpie . take a glass container or an old plastic cup and pour a bit of your etching mordant . Be careful not to splash . Wear...

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copper buttons for my Mama

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  Today I made some buttons for my mom . It never occurred to me to make her some even though she always needs some for one project or another . She loves to sew , knit and crochet . But today I remembered the button box she had when I was a little girl . Ach gosh I loved that box . It was built like a treasure box filled with many many different kind of buttons in all shapes and colors . There were bright red ones that were large and had a nice feel to it and...

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Copper Bird Bracelet

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  This is actually a very simple thing to make . You start out with a wide copper strip ,I used 1 1/2 inch  by 16 inch17 gauge copper for this cuff bracelet .  Draw your bird onto the bracelet strip or on a piece of paper . Pierce the inside of the wings and the inside of the birds body and cut out the bird. When you are done with cutting out file the edges nice and smooth . Form your bracelet on a mandrel either oval or round until you are satisfied with the shape . Start polishing...

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