Making a copper rose (check description). OP always delivars. It took me a while (I was ill), but I've finally finished that step-by-step guide to making a copp Rose Make Guide Valentines gift How to copper
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Making a copper rose (check description). OP always delivars. It took me a while (I was ill), but I've finally finished that step-by-step guide to making a copp

OP always delivars. It took me a while (I was ill), but I've finally finished that step-by-step guide to making a copper rose. I've entered it into the Valentines Day competition on Instructables, the top prize for which is an iPad. If you like the guide/the project, I'd really appreciate it if you could give me a vote in the contest - you have to create an account if you don't already have one (you can do it through facebook) but it would mean a great deal to me.

The link to the guide: www.instructables.com/id/Copper-Rose-an-everlasting-flower/

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User avatar #3 to #2 - SadBunny (02/24/2013) [-]
(this is during its creation; as seen by the incomplete sepals)
#4 to #3 - sanjayb (02/24/2013) [-]
Nice! I don't have easy access to an oxy-torch or forge, so I'm really restricted to using copper/brass as I can work them with a propane torch. Steel is nice, but I like the variety of colours you can get with copper just through heat treating/patinating - to do anything similar to steel is really quite tough (anodising/bluing)
User avatar #5 to #4 - SadBunny (02/24/2013) [-]
I've been looking in to buying a sandblast booth from Harbor Freight and a little powder coating kit.

Also, I discovered that it's very difficult to make tulips out of steel.
Ever try making a copper tulip? ...I wonder if it's easier...
#6 to #5 - sanjayb (02/24/2013) [-]
Fair enough - I still prefer to have 'raw' metal, rather than powder coating. Copper is infinitely easier to work with, as it's really simple to add texture/pleating etc without risk of damaging the metal. I haven't made a copper tulip (have made a lily) but that's a nice idea..the only problem is the they are really quite bland flowers - the attraction for them is in the colouring, rather than the texture.
#15 to #2 - darkorchid (02/25/2013) [-]
That is so sweet!!
User avatar #12 to #2 - lyuun (02/25/2013) [-]
copper is more steampunk.
#14 to #2 - ColeTheUber (02/25/2013) [-]
Everyone knows that diamond is the best metal.
Everyone knows that diamond is the best metal.
User avatar #7 to #2 - techketzer (02/24/2013) [-]
Steel is not a metal, steel is an alloy.
/smartass mode
User avatar #11 to #7 - lyuun (02/25/2013) [-]
i was going to contradict you, but to be certain, checked my intel, and it seems you are in fact right. well done. a thumb for you.
User avatar #13 to #11 - techketzer (02/25/2013) [-]
Studying like a possessed mitems for a chemistry exam, I just couldn't walk by.
#16 to #7 - Rascal (02/25/2013) [-]
An alloy is still a metal...
al·loy
/ˈaloi/
Noun
A metal made by combining two or more metallic elements, esp. to give greater strength or resistance to corrosion.
User avatar #8 - gorginhanson (02/25/2013) [-]
**** and I thought it was chocolate
User avatar #17 - fitchy ONLINE (02/25/2013) [-]
don't you just dip a rose in molten liguid after first dipping it in water?
#21 to #17 - sanjayb (02/25/2013) [-]
Don't know why you were downvoted for this, you can do that - but it's a bit trickier than just dipping it. You have to brush it with a ceramic paste first, to give a tiny bit of protection.
User avatar #24 to #21 - fitchy ONLINE (02/25/2013) [-]
ah, well I learn something new everyday. Just assumed it was that easy haha
User avatar #23 - dezider **User deleted account** (02/25/2013) [-]
got my vote, I briefly checked other ideas...your looked the best
User avatar #20 - defconred (02/25/2013) [-]
Looks like a pinecone
#19 - Rascal (02/25/2013) [-]
Very veeeery nice, though I prefer brass
User avatar #18 - bagguhsleep (02/25/2013) [-]
Voted. Dat **** cray.
User avatar #10 - colegaleener (02/25/2013) [-]
Wow, it's pretty. Good job OP. Sorry to hear about your bad luck, I hope your friend liked it.
User avatar #9 - MaxFabian (02/25/2013) [-]
Dude you could make a killing selling these on Etsy
#22 to #9 - sanjayb (02/25/2013) [-]
You're a mind reader - but the prices on there are crazy! Some guy's selling them for ~£80 ($120) which is obscene.
User avatar #25 to #22 - MaxFabian (02/25/2013) [-]
Yeah etsy is like that a lot. But i still definitely think you should give it a go. you obviously have a lot of talent
#1 - Rascal (02/24/2013) [-]
Neato.
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