And look what those copper lips became- gorgeous earrings! Lips in the morning, earrings in the afternoon...
After folding, she hammers nice and tight. Pictured l to r: Jowita, Sandra, Bodil, Carolyn, Caroline, Sharon, Ellen and Karen (and me, Dana!)
Anneal the copper to restore softness, to allow opening up, or to create more folds, or to planish for formwork.
Charles Lewton-Brain has a book called Fold Forming that's amazing- treat yourself to a copy.
Need copper? Try going to the Roofing Center in Alexandria: 5900 Farrington Ave. Contact: Joe Lemen, phone (703)941-6400. Their 12" wide roofing copper (which is 24 ga.) is about $5 a linear foot.
Thanks to all who came, and a big thank you to Sandra!!