Amazing what you can do with things that didn’t quite turn out as planned. I hadn’t used my hydraulic press in some time and I forgot how much force a 20-ton press expends. My copper heart was pressed in a ½” thick die just a bit too much resulting in a lengthwise split smack down the center! Well, when life hands you lemons, you make lemonade. With the addition of polymer clay, Faux Bone™, rivets, silver wire, and bronze sheet metal, I salvaged this piece and created a brooch. A happy accident indeed! It turned out to be far more interesting than the original design I had in mind!
~ by BarbaraBriggsDesigns on June 21, 2015.
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Tags: Barbara Briggs, Barbara Briggs Designs, bronze sheet metal, brooch, copper, copper heart, Faux Bone, hydraulic press, Plexiglas die, Polymer Clay, rivets