Making Impressions in Copper Sheet

Hey all, I haven’t left you hanging, just been focusing on some other “behind the scenes” aspects of JewelryMonk, planning on some growth, but I am checking in today with a quick little tip for you.

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I have used patterned rollers in my rolling mill to get different textures in metal, and I have seen people use things like cloth, leaves, and other things to texture metal. Here is a quick example of how I made an impression in a piece of copper with textured wallpaper.

I apologize for not having all the images of the textured wallpaper pieces that I used, but I picked them up for free as samples at a wallpaper store. There are many shapes and textures to play with. What I did was cut out a leaf shape from one of the samples and rolled the softened copper down about 20% or so. That left the impression in the copper and I cut out the shape with a Saw Framewith a 3/0 Saw Blade, leaving about a 1mm-2mm border on the outside of the impression.

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I know it was a quick tip, but it is pretty neat and I thought I would try to spur up some imagination in you today, I hope I did.

As always, thanks for following along this journey.

Now go make your impression on the world.


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4 Responses to Making Impressions in Copper Sheet

  1. Jen September 26, 2014 at 8:46 am #

    Nice! I’ll have to keep that in mind. My favorite material to run through the rolling mill is sandpaper with shapes cut out of it. Novelty hole punches with shapes like leaves or stars or flowers can be interesting to use with any type of paper as well.