Metal smiths often use their torch to ball up short lengths of silver wire scraps. But I never thought you could do the same with copper scraps. British wire and metal artist, Lily Tree shows how easy it is to fuse and recycle your copper scraps!

She has some clever tips on how to lay wire or jump rings to add to the fusing process so the fusing creates organic and fun designs!

Remember you have to clean up the copper after it has been fused.  This involves dipping the pieces in pickle (mild acid) and then rinsing and buffing it up.  If you want the copper design to stay bright and shiny, use some Renaissance wax to protect it.

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