The results of more scratch form texture plates. I can’t wait to try some different patinas on these. But this has been one crazy week so far and it’s only half over.
Copper beads before firing:
Beads after firing and after tumbling:
I like the rich brown color of these without doing anything to change the patina., but I also used a polishing pad to see what would happen:
I’m anxious to try some verdigris patina and some russet red on these babies. Currently, all of my supplies are in little piles scattered through the basement. Bruce is building a new bench for me in my basement studio so I’ll have room for a second torch for some glass/enamel work. Right now all of my soldering, rock drilling and patina applying activities are on hold.
I like the primitive look of this little design I made on the scratch foam. I can’t wait to make a necklace using these beads.