A Memory in Copper

Here’s something I’d forgHair ornament sketchotten about completely. Some years ago I did a basic silversmithing course, which I really enjoyed. One of its pleasures was the ability to quite quickly make a basic item, with the minimum of technical knowledge.

I set to with my sketchbook, and after a suitable amount of scribbling, came up with an idea for a hair ornament. From the date on my sketch I can see that it was late September, the nights were drawing in and I must have been thinking about snuggling up beside the fire…

As iHair ornamentt turned out, apart from the fiddly nature of the dimensions, this was fairly simple for a total beginner to execute, although I had to make sure that the flames weren’t too pointy and sharp.

I’m happy that I still have the finished item today, made in copper and with a brass pin. When I look at this, it still conjures up the smell of the workshop and the sound of focused filing!


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