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Dare to Love

About this design:

So the saw and I got together for another party. Using it stresses me out. I stamped a heart on copper and it needed something else. So I stamped the word Love on it along with believe, dream and hope which is what we all do for love.


This is a one inch copper cuff bracelet that I sawed out of a copper sheet. Then I etched, oxidized and sealed it.

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  1. L Kay
    L Kay says:

    I apologize for the pictures. I actually rotated these and they came out wrong. The first time I posted I didn’t rotate and they came out wrong. This time I did rotate and they still came out wrong. If anyone has any tips, please enlightened me!

  2. SYD Sydney H
    SYD Sydney H says:

    All I can tell you is – I take 99% of all my pics with the camera viewed long ways; I turn the camera. When I download onto documents they are laying like yours so I rotate once clockwise to the right and they are rightside up.
    It’s a beautiful job you did, by the way.

  3. SYD Sydney H
    SYD Sydney H says:

    P.S. – with this pic you’d want to rotate to the left

  4. Sonja J
    Sonja J says:

    Gorgeous! I hope to practice sawing and etching someday as well…I love the message behind this bracelet, and it turned out beautifully! Keep it up! =^__^=

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    pearlsandme aka Monica says:

    Beautiful! Really impressed by your metal techniques! About the pics: looking back at what I’ve uploaded, I’ve got some landscape, some portrait, but I’ve simply rotated them in the Windows Photo Viewer, before uploading. Has worked for me — but then you never know with computers and incompatible programs! The Lima upload clearly does a lot of tweaking at this end: it takes ages, and the pictures are sharper, with more contrast, compared to the originals, so they apparently sort of filter them. Potentially this could be a problem with some software combinations?

  6. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    Really wonderful…I envy your work with metal.

  7. Asia
    Asia says:

    Looks like the saw and you are a really good friends, loving it :D

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    Rachel Q says:

    I love it! It would be nice to see a video or pictures on the process. I love to wear bracelets like that — and how cool would it be to make them ourselves!

  9. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    Your work with the saw is great! The etching is wonderful too.

    I confess to a fear of the chemicals used in the process. :o

  10. L Kay
    L Kay says:

    Thank you for all the comments. I still struggle with the saw. I’m just too uptight when using it. I have to confess. I actually bought the chemicals and they sat for about a month before I used them and I’ve had several chemistry classes. I think the fear was I really don’t have a studio so I have to work in my kitchen area. I think the fear was from having to use them in my kitchen. You just have to be careful with the. I encourage y’all to face your fear and just do it. It’s not as scary as it seems.

  11. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    I love this cuff and your etched design is so beautiful! I can’t wait to get home and try metal etching, I’ve read a lot about it. Ron is quite the chemist/lab rat and is eager to help me.

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