Wow, today was hard work! This is a slotted tab bracelet made of copper sheet. Each piece is individually hammer textured, cut out with a saw, and filed 5 times with successively smaller grain files / paper. Then the bracelet got a dark patina treatment and some time in the tumbler.
This is what the sheet looked like as I cut out the shapes. The main benefit of doing this bracelet was the cutting practice. I could already cut but there is a difference between knowing how to do something and mastering it. By the time I finished cutting out the last piece, I could feel a difference in my skill level. And for me, that's what March is all about.
As much as I hate repetition, I can't deny the importance of practice.
Check my March 1 post for details about the giveaway, and how you can enter.
Sue Lacy Wired
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