Saturday, November 14, 2009

Hammered Copper Star Ornament

I'm signing up for a Christmas ornament swap on ccswaps. I saw this fabulous star ornament idea on the cre8it blog and decided to make some slight changes. I had a piece of copper sheet I wanted to use. Drew an asymmetrical star shape, cut it out, filed the edges and punched a hole near the top.
Used blue alcohol inks to color the back for the contrast.
Used the hammer to pound the copper. Found I had to hold down the edges to keep the copper from curling backwards, while trying not to pound my fingers.
I had a thin sheet of brass (I think) that I was able to punch out two stars. I hammered them for texture and punched in holes to hang them.
Stamped words on the stars with dark blue StazOn ink and allowed to dry.
Added beads and wires and curled the ends of the arms. Hope my swap partner likes it.


Rena Sawatski said...

What a great idea for the Ornament swap Carol. I finished mine and signed up just before you, so maybe I will be the lucky recipient of your creation.

Maggi said...

I peeked!!!!!! Thank you so much in advance!!!!

chrissy said...

This is beautiful... love it!!! Great idea!