Handmade copper rose flowers

A rose is always the perfect gift. You can use it to say I love you, I’m sorry, Happy Birthday, thankyou, and so on. Information about prices and delivery destinations on this site Store, on my Etsy shop, or on my DaWanda shop. You can order a single rose or a “bounch” of three roses.

I make four variety of copper roses. Difference is due to petals colour: natural copper coloured petals, natural and ageed coloured petals, fire-worked petals and light-blue coloured petals.

light-blue coloured rose, fireworked rose, and ageed copper rose

light-blue coloured rose, fireworked rose, and ageed copper rose

Various colours are obtained with different processes, as ageing, or using chemicals. All these procedures have been developed during my work experience.

hand made natural copper and fire-worked copper roses

Two hand made natural copper roses (on the left) and one fire-worked copper rose. The photo was taken during the work

The creative process is always the same: first of all I observe nature, and take shots of the “model”. I also measure it, and whenever it is possible I also dissect it in order to understand how it is actually made. The thought of dissecting such a beautiful flower may sounds a bit sad, and if fact it is, for me at least. For this reason I try to take as much information as possible from the one “model” and photos.

Then the proper creative process start and I turn reality into a first sketch of my new copper item. This means making changes, adding somehing and taking away something else. The output won’t be a mirror of reality: it’s just my personal view, or rather my way to put into light those features I mostly loved.
Roses are made made with copper pipe, wire and sheet. They are assembled by meltin, gluing or riveting.  Then roses are set on a base made with wood and copper (so they won’t need a vase).

If you want to see more of my way of working, follow me on Instagram: @genioitalianomadeintuscany, and FB: Genio Italiano rame.

Despite being treated with chemicals to get ageed, the product is safe to be touched and won’t change colour as it is covered with a special film. If needed,  they can be removed from the base (it isn’t glued). Each item approximately measures: 40 cm (lenght) x 25cm (width) x15 cm (h).

natural and ageed copper coloured rose on handmade wooden base

natural and ageed copper coloured rose on handmade wooden base

However, since they are artisanal handmade products, their peculiarity is being unique, that is you cannot have one item just like the other! In fact, this is the thing that makes all (!) artisanal and creative works so precious.

I leave you some advice that you should follow treat well an handmade copper item:

  1. don’t try to bend the stem: you might not be able to get it back to the original shape (a copper pipe can be bent twice at the most!)
  2. if you need to change petals shape use little twezeers.

 

 

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