Friday, July 31, 2009

Playing With Fire

Not a long time ago I've purchased a torch in hardware store. I have finally tried to make ball end copper headpins. Not very nice, but it was the first time - I wanted to take a picture so fast, that I didn't even remember to clean the blackened layer off!

But what I'm more pleased with is my own version of rivets! This is what I did with a piece of copper sheet - there are two different colours of rivets - and if you look closely, you will see that the two sheets have a different colour too. That's because the smaller one is heat-cured (with the torch) - the lower pictures showes it better.

I think it looks quite cool!


  1. Good for you. I find working with metal to be a good way!

  2. I love working with metal. Don't fret! You'll be making balled headpins by the hundreds in no time. Once you get it down, it's totally an auto-pilot sort of thing. You can also dip the headpins in metal enamel for a dash of color!