Did I tell you I love my new bench grinder? I'm having the best time and experimenting with anything and everything metal! Starting with a piece of copper pipe (actually a connector), using my pipe cutter I cut it into three pieces.
One of the pieces I smoothed and then using my dapping block, I domed it very carefully. (remember, this started it's life as a piece of copper tubing)
I have some wonderful brass thingies - not really sure what they are actually used for but I love the shape and the heft of them so I bought a few. I took one of the pieces of the copper, domed it a little bit and fit it around the brass piece. The copper ring moves and rolls around the brass and is held in place by the flare of the ends on the brass.
Another penny - this time domed and drilled to make a bead cap. Now I just have to get some beads that will fit it! (off to go shopping at magpie gemstones!)