The Artisans’ Workbench - Small batch jewelry and other imaginative treasures. Complimentary pickup or delivery may be an option if you are in or around Georgetown Texas. Contact us for information before ordering. Our new location will open in December 2018! Don't miss our Grand Opening Event to be announced soon!

Our Metalsmithing Studio

leather and copper Cuff making process

This lasered message was added by Ronnie Lewis, a fellow BIG volunteer. He also added lines every 7" allowing for an easy cut with our leather cutting knife. Our Georgetown Volunteer Spot

leather and copper Cuff making process

This smooth leather was chosen especially for this design to create a beautiful impression.

leather and copper Cuff making process

Roll printing was used to transfer the flower pattern onto the leather with a steel plate and rolling mill.

leather and copper Cuff making process

A medium brown stain was applied to accentuate the design and protect the leather.

leather and copper Cuff making process

Once the stain had dried we buffed to a subtle sheen.

leather and copper Cuff making process

Roll printed copper cut into a heart shape.

leather and copper Cuff making process

Our apprentice, Devin Anderson, used our 20 ton electric press to cut the heart.

leather and copper Cuff making process

Devin used our Jool Tool to prep the copper hearts for patina by removing burs.

leather and copper Cuff making process

Copper hearts dipped into a patina bath for a warm brown organic look.

leather and copper Cuff making process

Results of the patina process we used to produce a slight variation in copper color

leather and copper Cuff making process

The finished heart was riveted to the cuff.

leather and copper Cuff making process

A custom copper button and leather clasp was attached.

leather and copper Cuff making process

Cuffs ready for their recipients at Big's Art Auction

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