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French au Coeur (heart)

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This piece is made of brass and copper. I had to etch the design on both metals then sawed out the design on the copper piece. I made "nails" of copper and attached the copper cutouts to the brass piece. I applied a patina to both metals. I haven't decided how it will hang or what materials I will use to hang it from. Any suggestions???


brass,copper,stazon ink,rubber stamp,ferric chloride etch,patina

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    A Southers says:

    I dont know how big this is but I would so love earrings. If it is a larger peice I could see it on a 40 to 48 inch chain as a necklace. I really love this! :-)

  2. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    VERY cool!!

  3. Asia
    Asia says:

    Fantastic :D Need to learn how to etch :D

  4. Kate
    Kate says:

    Wow! Awesome work! This looks like it took quite a bit of time and love. Very cool made from scratch piece, C Strecker!!

  5. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Favorite loves…hearts and birds…all in one gorgeous piece! Your patiences and skill have produced an amazing…um..I see a pendant, on slightly chunky oxidized chain. Or maybe black leather cord.

  6. C Strecker
    C Strecker says:

    Fresh Baked – It is a pendant but it’s a bit heavy so I’ll probably use leather; or I could braid or chain crocheted a necklace using waxed linen thread with a few small embellishment added. How does that sound? I’ll put a pic up when it’s finished. Thanks for everyone’s positive feedback!

  7. Retro By Design
    Retro By Design says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!!!

  8. Laurabee Studios
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  9. Wemai Coffee Chick
    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    Great work! I love this piece! :-)

  10. Frida
    Frida says:

    Very cool!!

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