Step 1: Make paper patterns for each rose petal
-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.
Step 2: Draw and cut out all the rose petals
This is what some of the cut, preshaped petals looked like. In total, I had about 116 petals and leaves. After each shape is cut out and edges sanded smooth, Annealing them with a torch made them more pliable for the next step... shaping with the anvil.
Step 3: Many hours on the anvil
Three of the petals I used... shown here with the prototype that I actually never used.
These are the 6 finished roses before installation.