Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Hammered Copper Doodles and ATPs



I have been having fun making wire "doodles" with 18 gauge copper wire, and then hammering them flat with a chasing hammer and anvil. I made a bunch the other day, with no clear intention for using them, but decided they were the perfect embellishment for an Artist Trading Pin swap that I am doing on The Latest Trends in Mixed Media yahoo group. So, I made some ATP pin bases with batik fabric on Timtex for stability, and sewed on the copper doodles and beads with metallic copper thread. Couched on a decorative yarn to finish the edges, fused batik to the back, added a pin back and ta-da! ATPs!

5 comments:

beadbabe49 said...

what a wonderful idea for a swap! what kind of pin backs did you put on them?

Tanguera said...

Ooh, those are cool. The one in the bottom right is my favourite.

Moonwillow said...

I love these! I have tried to hammer copper wire and I guess I just don't have the muscles for it lol they never flatten! Great job!

Tangled Threads said...

Another winner!!

TracyB said...

LOVE the copper doodles and how you integrated them into a piece!!