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Create tumbling autumn leaves from low firing enamels and copper sheet

What you need...
  • BROOCH Pearl x 1 Copper sheet, 0.7mm Coloured enamels, dark red, old rose Brooch back x 1 Head pin

  • TOOLS Pliers, round-nosed, flat-nosed, chain-nosed Wire cutters Mini roller Clay balm Teflon mat Scalpel Cocktail stick Hand-held blowtorch and firing block Wire brush Saw frame and no.3 blades Bench peg G-clamp Needle files Emery papers Sieve tops Enamel stilts Enamelling stove Hammer Punch Power tool, drill bit x 1mm Double-sided tape Epoxy resin
instructions
  1. Brooch - 1. Attach a large leaf template and pierce out from copper sheet. File the edges smooth using a needle file and emery paper.

    2. Mark out a point at the bottom of the leaf, make an indent with a punch and hammer, then drill a hole. Place the leaf onto an enamelling stilt and sprinkle old rose enamel evenly over the leaf. Scatter dark red enamel over a small portion of the leaf.

    3. Place the leaf in the enamelling stove, and heat as before. Leave it to cool down completely, then glue a brooch pin to the back of the leaf with epoxy resin. Thread a pearl onto a head pin and suspend from the leaf using a 6mm jump ring.

  2. Make it yours - Create a matching bracelet using two fired copper leaves and one metal clay leaf. Connect with 6mm jump rings and hang a pearl from the central leaf.

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