Copper pendant

I made this pendant for my daughter, who enjoys swing dancing.  Cut from copper, it is blackened with liver of sulphur.

swing dance pendantHaving often struggled with a jeweler’s saw on occasions I’ve needed to use it, I decided to spend some time practising.  I bought a book (because how can you do anything without buying a book first!)  Metal Artist’s Workbench: Demystifying The Jeweler’s Saw by Thomas Mann.   Mann gives helpful detailed instructions, and I did some of the exercises in the book.  While I’m no expert, I can saw much more confidently.   I found a picture of dancers on the web, drew the outline on paper and pasted it onto the copper with a glue stick.  I cut out the shape with the saw, and then blackened it by placing it in a liver of sulphur solution.

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