|Project by RichardH||posted 04-12-2010 04:03 AM||1952 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
I got this idea a while back after seeing some of the posts for colored copper garden gates. Eventually want to do some bigger stuff, but just starting small with some samples I received in the mail this week.
By the way, I ordered a sample pack from www.colorcopper.com and I really like the look of many of these. I have to admit, I had some issues at first getting a perfectly round inlay, and the shiny ring was more cleaning up a mistake when I accidentally nicked the edge of the copper inlay with a finishing tool. On the plus side, the shiny ring is kind of eye catching and helps identify it as metal vs. a painted finish.
I have around 14 more samples to go…a few will go to bowl or vase bottoms like this…a couple more may go to some bandsaw boxes I’ve been putting off. Any other good ideas out there for using up these little 4” or 5” swatches?
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