I spent a good deal this weekend playing with the torch and practicing (despite the heat).
Here is my new set up to torch the wire. I am a bit stressed about using any of the torches in my regular studio space. It does not have a window so I am super cautious about the fumes.
So for now, I torch in the garage.
This makes me happy. When I can ball BOTH ends of the copper wire!
This is a pile of copper wires that I heated up for a LONG time and was not able to ball both of the ends. I am worried that if I used them after all of the heating they would not survive the process to turn them into earrings. Need to find out if I can recycle the heated copper pieces?
Here is a like and dislike all in one. I was feeling pretty darn good, my first earring turning out fabulous. Seriously fabulous and then.......the second earring, going good until I bent the paddle. Oh my....not good!
Tomorrow is another day. Practicing and hopefully creating!