I was challenged to make a brass/copper metal gauntlet, here's my project...enjoy
Step 1: Patten and Size
overall size was 12 inches on the elbow side, and 6 inches on the wrist side...
Step 2: Pattern Sized and Wrapped in Tape
after cutting the taped to each side, I wrapped all exposed cardboard with tape
Step 3: Brass Basket Weave
the brass I used was .007 thick shim stock, overall size was 6x12 inches...I used the gfs paper chopper to cut the brass to 1 inch slices, then just wove them together...secured the back with brown duck brand tape
Step 4: Add Brass to the Template
after the brass edges were protected with tape I centered it on the template and secured with more tape...
Step 5: Dragon Scales, Dragon Scales, Dragon Scales
decided I'd mix it up around the edges with some scales....tape was layer out and cut in 2x2 pieces, fold bottom 2 corners up and leave a thin sticky section to attatch. repeated until I got the desired look...
Step 6: Velcro Closure
applied sticky backed velcro to both sides to use as the closure
Step 7: Voila...wrist Gauntlet Completed.
I had to roll it on itself quite a few times to get it to take shape...one I got the diameter correct the velcro worked like a champ...thanks for looking