by Barbara Bechtel
Welcome to Art Jewelry Boot Camp Week 2!!!
I hope Staci inspired you last week to dig out that torch and make your own headpins! Libby and Stacie added some wonderful posts to help fuel the fire beyond just wire-wrapping!
Today, I wanted to talk about making copper headpins and specifically, my favorite Rosy Red headpins!
by quenching your headpins immediately after they ball, you can achieve a beautiful rosy red color that I love to use in my work!
Important tips to remember when making these headpins:
*Dip your glowing red headpin IMMEDIATELY into the quench pot.
*DON'T pickle your headpins! You'll lose that beautiful color!
*Once the copper starts to ball, remove and reinsert into flame to control the size of the ball and it's shape.
As Staci mentioned last week, we do not cover torch safety or precautions, so please use caution and your own common sense.
Please feel free to ask questions and we will be sure to answer them for you, either in the comments or another post, or both.