Eric wrote:I'm already sketching out plans to see if I can make these in copper- I think if I use paper to make the pattern & forge it on my bracelet mandrel that I should be able to make it work. The catch is figuring out how thick to make the copper- it needs to be thick enough so it doesn't just crumple (no copper foil), but not so thick that it's a pain to forge without distortion.
This could be fun.
AntiM wrote:I have some thin copper which is used for dollhouse roofing. Thicker than foil, but easy to work with. I cut it with heavy shears. Might that type of copper work?
Drawingablank wrote: Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
tattoogoddess wrote:When I was in NYC 2 christmas's ago I was at this little goth like shop they had a ton of these top hats and some bigger. The little ones where.... wait for it....
Yeah fucking stupid!!! I plan on making one of these for the burn just have to figure out outfits then make one accordingly. Hey anyone who has made one of these or is in the prosses of it , care to post photos?
Drawingablank wrote:First hat is done. It came out ok, but more importantly I've learned where I need to make some design improvements. I like tihe look of the French gimp better than bias tape, but will have to modify the design a bit to cover the seams better.
Managed to get a guest to model it too.
Red tie dye flannel.
Red / Black gimp trim.
Strap is solid black gimp.
12" floral wire.
Mat board (the top disc).
All from my scrap box.
The leather hat is about half done, but needs some design changes.
KrisMuffin wrote: That looks great! I wish I had some of those materials lying around! Bravo!
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