Friday, June 17, 2016

Watch Melissa Muir Make a Gorgeous Copper Flower Pendant

By on Friday, June 17, 2016 8 Comments

Metal smith designer and instructor, Melissa Muir demonstrated how she makes her gorgeous copper flower pendant in this video.  She also gives viewers a serious case of tool envy! She does not hand saw the petals but uses custom dies and her hydraulic press to cut the flower shapes quickly and easily. And the sanding machine with what looks like a ventilation grid?  Sigh.

It is also a wonderful demonstration of how skilled she is in shaping the petals.  I like how she chips out bits from a block of wood to do so.  I have never seen a leather doming pad until now. The other techniques she used are sweat soldering and a bit of gem setting.   Makes you want to take a metal work class, doesn't it?



Hat tip to Aims for this find!

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8 comments:

  1. I was in total awe - and tool envy as well - when I saw what Melissa does! I know she's well known for her polymer clay work but I had no idea she did such gorgeous metalwork as well.

    Oh for those tools and a day spent with Melissa Muir!!

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  2. My oh My I was entranced watching her make those flowers.
    Wouldn't we all love to spend time with her??? Thanks for sharing this Pearl, great find.

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    1. Thank you so much. That is quite the compliment.

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  3. Wow, I couldn't stop watching. It was such beautiful work by a very talented artist.

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  4. Thank you. I believe it is Melanie Muir that is the polymer clay artist. My clay work looks worse than what my 5-year-old comes up with. �� But I must say that I do love working with metal and tools. ❤️

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    1. Ooops - Sorry Melissa!! You're absolutely right!
      Your work is stunning! I'm totally in awe of your talent!

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  5. Thank you so much for the feature. I really appreciate it. I really enjoy your blog and daily emails. It is fun to be featured in one of them.

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