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My project in metals class at college, fall 2012. Assignment was to incorporate copper and steel into one sculpture. This is not a DIY home project, unless you have access to specialized tools such as anvils, mig welders, various metal cutters, etc. Also this is not intended to be a step-by-step instruction, rather it is a general guide to inspire your own creativity. I invested over 40 hrs because of the many individual parts to cut and shape. Enjoy!

Step 1: Make paper patterns for each rose petal

Picture of Make paper patterns for each rose petal
I used a fake rose as the prototype...

-Several pics and measurements from every angle was taken.
-Rose dissected and labeled in order piece by piece. Each row of petals changed in both size and shape. Correct order is important.
-These pics show the petals in its CONTOURED shape... the patterns I make on copper sheets must replicate them in its FLATTENED shape for accuracy.
-The petals look the same at first glance, but there are slight variances, as in nature.
khayer793 months ago

awesome...very very nice..

bcavaciuti1 year ago

awesome almost looks like a crown :D

That's a beautiful work of art!!
Hi, would you consider selling these? Please email me on jill@jillandjackmillinery.com if you would. Thanks jill
angelgabriel (author)  Millineryjill2 years ago
Hi Jill, I'm flattered u would ask! I'll proly keep it though bc it's personal value to me is more than it's worth. btw i like ur cool hat designs.
Those roses are so pretty and when it is put all together it is just beautiful :) You should enter this into the Holiday Gifts Contest!
angelgabriel (author)  Penolopy Bulnick2 years ago
thx Penolopy! sorry for late reply.
shazni2 years ago
Beautiful work!
angelgabriel (author)  shazni2 years ago
Thx! I favorited your hotwire styrofoam cutter a few days ago. I plan to make one someday:)
This really should be a featured Instructable.
angelgabriel (author)  awesomecreations2 years ago
I'm new to this site... What is a featured instructable? Thx
See the "PRO" in front of my profile name? I got that via a featured instructable of mine. If an instructable is cool and popular (and different or that makes people say "Why didn't I think of that?!) and is made with simple, but in-depth instructions, it could become recognised by someone at Instructables who then adds it to the Instructables.com homepage or a group of instructables shown there..
angelgabriel (author)  awesomecreations2 years ago
Oh cool nice job. I don't see the PRO by ur name, but which instructable of urs earned it?
angelgabriel (author)  awesomecreations2 years ago
I was lookin at ur jellyfish yesterday. Very creative. I had a plastics light project in school 2weeks ago... That would have been nice to make in acrylic
The Halo sword was pretty cool though.
Lorddrake2 years ago
fantastic work
angelgabriel (author)  Lorddrake2 years ago
Thx! It was my first time workin w/ an anvil and mig welder. Very labor intensive, but fun.