Tools and Materials:
- Pure copper
- Texture hammer
- Copper wire
- Marker Pen
- Tableting machine ect.
Step 1: Trimming
Trimming: Use scissors to trim a square-shape piece from the brass.
Step 2: Design & Cutting
Draw on the brass piece with a marker to draw out the shape of a leaf. According to the outlines of the leaf, trim off the shape with scissors.
Step 3: Heating
Heat up the brass leaf to soften it. When you see it turn from red to dark, cool it down with cold water.
Step 4: Thinning
Use a press-machine to lengthen the softened brass piece.
Step 5: Pruning
After pressing, the brass leaf will be trimmed.
Step 6: Shaping
Shaping step. Trim off a section of brass wire and use tape-paper to stick the brass wire and the brass leaf together.
Step 7: Embossed
The taped together brass piece and wire will be pressed by the table pressing machine.
Step 8: Remove the Tape
The tape-paper of the pressed brass piece will be taken off and we will see a press-line in the middle of the brass piece.
Step 9: Shaping
Use tweezers to fold up the brass piece following the middle press-line.
Step 10: Make Texture
The folded brass leaves will be hammered by a texture hammer and we will make the outlines of leaf’s vein by this process.
Step 11: Heating and Cold
Heat up the brass leaf and cool it down.
Step 12: Unfolded
Use tools to re-open the folded leaf and make it with a shape of opened. Also we could make different folds with our interest.
Step 13: Drill a Hole
Punch a hole on the surface of the leaf with tools.
Step 14: Polished
Polish the brass leaf and make the incision become smooth.
Step 15: Complete!!
It's a DIY Tutorial for Making the Leaf Necklace with Pure Copper!! Hope you will like it!
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