Friday, October 9, 2009

Basic Copper Smithing and Flame Painting

Can't wait to play with this, although in the clip he mentions 6000 degrees as the temperature of the flame, I found this great video that is a copper wire groupies dream. "Basic Copper Smithing and Flame Painting" is available through a number of different venues. I located it first on Total Vid and the reviews give it high marks for brazing but low marks for flame painting, something I really wanted to get ideas about. There is a short clip on the site to give you an idea of quality too.

This next site won't teach you how to smith but it is sure pretty to look at. Coppersmithing by Sian

And finally for today," Art of Coppersmithing:A Practical Treatise on Working Sheet Copper into All Forms" in paper back by John Fuller on

Basic Copper Smithing can also be found on Amazon for purchase.

Now, my next goal is to find lessons on Flame Painting. I can just imagine wide copper cuffs that look like that first picture.

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Rebecca Welch said...


Kaleida Eclectics said...

Aack! 6000 deg., that's very scary! I was nervous just lighting up my microtorch. The vase on the cover is just gorgeous!

A Beaded Affair said...

I know, scared me silly and hubby still isn't so sure about me playing with fire, lol.

Cyndi L said...

FLAME painting?? My education has been seriously lacking...must find out more!!

Mary Anne Gruen said...

I wish you much success with this. It looks beautiful! I don't think I'd feel comfortable working with all that fire power. So, I bow low to you.

I've given you an award back at my blog Don't worry if you don't have time to do the whole award thing. Just think of it as a token of my appreciation.

A Beaded Affair said...

Hi Maryann and thank you. I'm hopping over to your blog now to see what you've been up to.

Charlotte said...

Uhhh....6000 degrees? Maybe 600 degrees. Copper melts @ 1981 degrees. I've made glass beads--that's 1600 degrees. Flame work would only oxidize the surface so I'd think 600 degrees would be more likley. At any rate--it is ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!!!! Thik of flamework on copper beads...the possibilities for wire it