I visited another new friend yesterday who is a jeweller and she showed me how to puff metal!! SSSoo excited to now know how to do this and I can't thank Lisa Kapon enough for showing me.. The list of must have equipment is getting ever so long LOL...just need the finances to catch up. We made puffy hearts. I want to cut these out and steam punk them. They had to be annealed several times and after several hours I was willing lighting the gas and annealing away! (I'm scared of gas...this lighting of gas torches business is a BIG thing for me to do LOL). The fire scale build up was rather attractive but I decided to use a relatively safe vinegar and salt pickle to get that off and the hearts are so shiny now...they await my next attack!!
Here they are after annealing...
and after pickling with salt and vinegar
Annette In Oz