Workbench Wednesday

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On the workbench this week.

Playing with copper and silver for new jewelry designs.

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Copper with patina, silver star.

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Embossing on copper

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 Patina, embossing surface design

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Jellyfish and starfish.

And a few hearts.

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Copper + silver + flame – what more could a girl ask for?

The copper and silver will be incorporated with other elements and will become…

I’ll share the progress later.

See you later, Bye!

Kim

Mr. Cottage gets crafty

A couple of months ago Mr. Cottage dug through our  scrap copper pile and came up with the idea to make a trellis for one of our clematis plants that was sprawling all over where it shouldn’t.

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He played around with a couple of different designs and then he got to work soldering everything in place.

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He used silver solder, even though it is quite a bit more expensive; because he says that the silver is a lot stronger and he felt it would hold up better over time.

Putting the finished design in place.

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Not bad for his first attempt – don’t you think?

We call it the StarTrek Trellis.

Then the wait for the clematis to grow and take a hold on the trellis.  Little by little, it climbed on up and buds started forming and finally… TAA DAA

The clematis has sprawled all over the trellis and has reached the top.

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Hoo-ray for crafty husbands!

See you later, Bye

Kim