Saturday, October 21, 2017

Geometric, Copper Guitar Pick Bracelet (in progress)

I'm working on a unisex bracelet with a copper pick as the focal.  I cut out the pick from a larger piece of copper (you can find various sizes copper sheet on Amazon).
In order to not obstruct the look of the pick, I decided that its direction should be slightly on a diagonal  (notice the holes drilled for attaching the bracelet).
After many sketches, I finally decided on a pattern where I would fire multiple overlapping layers of enamel with my torch.  One thing I love about torch firing on copper is how the copper turns different colors depending on the heat (You can actually "Flame Paint" the sheet with a torch- the results are amazing)!
I have yet to polish the piece; I want the exposed copper parts to have a mirror-like finish... at least that's what I want.  If I can attain it is another thing.  We shall see!

Getting Picky

The beginning steps to a guitar pick bracelet-