Introduction: Copper Flowers Just in Time for the Holidays (No Welding or Forging Equipment Needed)
So I made these flowers based on some of the work of the more talented people on this site, but lacking the equipment or know how to use a forge, I made a way everyone can make them using supplys that you can get at your local craft store.
What you will need,
* Copper sheet
* Copper rods
* Metal snips
* Sanding tool
Step 1: Three Circles
Cut three circles out of the copper and drill holes through the center. The size of your flower depends on the size of the circles (Larger circles = larger flower and etc.)
Step 2: Cut the Lines
Cut from 5 lines into the center. Most of the time I would say to measure, but from my experiences it looks nicer to just free hand it.
Step 3: Round the Edges
Using the same snips, round off your edges.
Step 4: Making the Stem
Take two copper rods and twist them together to make your stem.
Step 5: Making the Flower
First sand away the sharp edges, then place the as of yet unbent petals on your stem. Looking a the first picture you can see I left one rod bent to prevent the petals from falling down the stem.
Step 6: Forming the Flower
Now take the first circle and bend one corner inward, leaving the other out. For the subsequent petals, bend them inward and (Using some pliers and elbow grease) bent the end of the petals down to create a drooping motion.
Step 7: Be Creative!
I ended up making two more without a stem, and adding a leaf to the original. From there I bent the stem so that it would be able to stand on it's own.