Handmade Copper Pendant
Stamped Antiqued Finish
This is a handmade stamped & antiqued “Crop Circle #1” Copper Pendant. It amazes me with each new design that I do what can be created from a simple sheet of metal and some basic tools. The artist breathes life into a boring sheet of metal. It starts it’s incredible journey from sheet to become this Copper Pendant.
This is a keepsake to be handed down. The story starts with the artist but continues on its own unique journey with you the customer. Do you keep it? Give it as a gift? Do you keep it for a few years then hand it on to a friend or family member. This all becomes part of the continuing story. It is a very cool feeling to be part of that. Each piece is unique to itself the 1st time and the fifth time you make it. That is because there is no machine making it and no matter how hard I try its impossible to create 2 exactly alike. That is the beauty of handmade.
It all start with a sheet of copper about 1″ x 2″. I draw my design out and use a saw to cut it out. I take what is sharp raising hammer and put a few deep lines in the sheet.Then with a hammer I strike a series of different sizes circle punches.The pendant shape is finished by rolling one end into a bail. I will use a file to remove burrs from the edge. It is now ready for finishing.
Why buy from me?
Quality and your Satisfaction is my goal!
Finishing this Copper Pendant is just as important as creating the piece. This is where some artist get in a hurry. They have spent all their time creating and now they want to start on the next project. I have learn this it what sets my work apart from others there is no shortcuts. I do not get in a hurry at the end. I want to make sure the buyer has a smooth snag free keepsake jewelry. I use a buffing machine and I go through a 6 step of using different finishing brushes. Once I am satisfied with the finish I then let it tumble for 12 hours to help work hard. It is now time to antique the pendant this will give the texture the black look that makes the pattern stand out. I will lightly sand the pendant to leave only the black into the stamped lines.
I have spent much time perfecting my own technique for the finishing. I then seal it with a special lacquer coating used for outdoor sculpture work. If at any time the lacquer fails just simply contact me and send it back I will recoat for free.
Comes with a rubber cord.
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Thanks, for taking the time to look at my handmade Stamped & Antiqued “Crop Circle Design” Copper Pendant.