If you’d like to take your passion for crafts-making to another level, consider taking on metal crafts. Not only is it a challenging, fulfilling, and creative activity, but it could also be lucrative.
The first thing you should do before venturing into such a project is to find a reputable supplier. Next, you will need to practice, practice, and practice. After all, when you’re new at it, you will need to work on your skills in executing your creative ideas. Here’s how you can use square brass tubing, sheets, and bars for your artisanal project.
Steampunk Light Fixtures
Steampunk as a concept allows you to derive inspiration from the industrial era, focusing on metal cogs and wheels. Steampunk is all about exposing the inner workings of science, technology, and alchemy, which is why complicated contraptions, pulleys, and mechanical components are also key to bringing this theme to life. Geometrical shapes and patterns also fit perfectly into this concept, which is why square tubing is something that you can incorporate in your project.
It could, for example, be integrated into the lampstand itself, either as a decorative element or more of a structural component where the stem of the stand is inserted in between the squares. A big enough size could be used as the base of the stand, then filled with other elements or a metal sheet, perhaps. Other uses for these are steampunk jewelry, plant, and magazine hangers.
Entire interior design schemes have been executed to feature the steampunk concept, which should make for a very good opportunity to showcase metal crafts, particularly those made of bronze and brass to contribute to the look and feel of the room. You can even add more functional steampunk elements in a particular room’s interior design by using square tubing inside a cabinet where you can hang your clothes.
Another way you can work on metals is by creating decorative backsplashes for the kitchen using metal sheets. Brass metal sheets are malleable and easy to handle, but at the same time, they are also quite durable. Better yet, you can add engravings for more texture or design.
This could work for the trimmings along the side, or if you’re feeling particularly creative, you can maybe even make an entire canvass out of it. Apart from backsplashes, these sheets can also cover entire surfaces like the cabinetry and drawers.
Other Artistic Pieces
You can also use a variety of metal materials such as metal bars to be more innovative with your creations. Metal bars give you a lot of opportunity to “sculpt,” whether it be a simple centerpiece art or a bigger architectural tool.
These bars can be used as frames to support construction. However, in a more accessible level, bars can also be used for items like door latches, appliances, and other ornamental pieces.
Whatever your chosen use for these types of metal may be, make sure to source it from a reputable supplier such as Rotax Metals.
About Rotax Metals:
Rotax Metals is a wholesale supplier and distributor of yellow metals such as copper, brass, and bronze. We make sure to have a wide variety of options for top quality supplies so you can execute the project or design as you envision. We offer these metals in a variety of sizes and shapes.
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