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Biggusdan

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Hi all a few weeks ago I came across a stencil for a copper rose online and decided to have a go at making it with a scrap sheet of aluminium I had lying around.

It took me around an hour to do the first one which included threading a piece of 4mm bar for the stem (and finding my tin snips). It came out quite rough as I used a pair of needle nosed pliers to shape the petals without grinding the grip part off, if I was to do more i'd use circlip pliers or shape the pliers I have.  

I posted the picture to my facebook and within an hour I had nearly 50 likes and around 12 of my friends asking if I was making more.  

With valentines day around 4 weeks away I was thinking of doing a large batch of them to sell locally. How much do you think I could charge?

 

All the best Dan

 

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I think the little cuts made by the pliers look a little like real petals!  I don't know what they'd sell for but you might consider adding a leaf on the stem you could stamp initials on to customize them.

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I think the little cuts made by the pliers look a little like real petals!  I don't know what they'd sell for but you might consider adding a leaf on the stem you could stamp initials on to customize them.

Good idea, thanks for your input.

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Put a small piece of felt into the heart of the rose and then add a drop of rose oil or fragrance to make it smell like a rose.

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