The posts are dark after annealing them with a torch to soften the copper so I could continue working them round. All pieces will be flame colored for an overall same look. Below is the copper sheet being cut.
It's a bit of a problem working large pieces with my jewelry making tools. It takes a little longer. I do love the hammered look for a rustic ancient feel. Here I'm hammering the copper triangle on a leather sandbag to form a post. A ring mandrel was helpful.
Earlier in the week I made up a couple of copper heart ornaments and posted to my MaDil Designs Etsy shop. Hearts, just in time for valentine's day.