Copper is my favorite medium. ESPECIALLY in fall! It just has that rich, rustic beautiful color, it's affordable, AND it's very easy to work with.
These are some of my favorite hoops. Start with copper sheet and cut out circles with your saw, or shears. (Less filing and sanding if you use the saw) Cut or punch holes in the center.
These have been annealed, and the centers hammered slightly on a dapping block to raise the center hole.
Once hammered and formed, your only obstacle is your own imagination. They can then be enameled, patina'd, or torch fired to a deeper red. Used in earrings, necklaces, or bracelets. Layered, wrapped, riveted, rusted or soldered with silver. Textured, embossed or punched for dangles. The potential is as endless as the loop.
These were a special order for earrings and a pendant, so I sealed and waxed them, as is.
But, OHHHHH the possibilities can have you spinning in circles......(see what I did there? :o) ....... What are you doing with your hoops for this month's Boot Camp?