I had to make a Open sign. We angsted about it for a while and then we decided on Offenung. Every shop has got one on account the doors are always closed.
So Anne printed the letters out according the size I wanted. Then I cut them out of thin copper sheeting. I used the paper as a template.
After I have cut them out with a pair of scissors I fuse the edges with my little torch and while the letter is hot, I quench it to get the colours.
Sometimes I heat and quench several times until I get a colour I like.
Then I glue them to a piece of clear glass that I have copper foiled and drilled holes into and hang it on my door frame. Bingo, done.
The center of the shop was found wanting of light. What we discovered was that even though the jewellery was lit up well, there was a dark area in the center of the shop.
And then after it is folded over and nailed down, I used my Little Torch on very hot flame to cut the copper close to the edge.
I like the wrinkle effect. I accent that with the two hammers shown. Still work on the floor. Residual hippyness, I think.
I made the light holders and I sprayed them black. I used quartz halogen lights and the holders are made of a ceramic material . Still, they are only little bright burning heaters, but the light quality when there is sufficient wattage is the best there is. 50 watts per gives 200 watts total.
Then I bent some brass over the light fittings and attached the electrical wires on the top so it can’t be seen from the bottom..
We went walkies yesterday.
It was weird.
The sunlight quality suggests that it is about seven in the morning on a fresh autumn day in S.A.
There is this cool quality about the air that suggests a warm day to come.
But it’s not.
Crisp clear morning/arvie.
An electrically powered mountain bike thingi… The cables in the front look like they could get caught on shit though….