Tango, Free Wine and Wire Roses

I frequently can be found at the Discovery Green Flea on the third Saturday of every month.  This is what they say on the website

"Discovery Green Flea is irresistible to the avid shopper! Whether you are a bargain hunter or an eco-sensitive collector dedicated to repurposing and reusing, seek and find at Discovery Green Flea while enjoying light bites and local entertainment. With the planning expertise of Project for Public Spaces and our new friends at Brooklyn Flea, Discovery Green Flea is the place to see (buy and eat) and be seen".

For instance, In May 2014 you can shop to the exotic sounds of Rom Ryan and Moodafaruka 

A big band, little picture.

The night before I begin the first project in the Red Studio

 Hammers and a stump, using an old hammer head as a forming stake

Hammers and a stump, using an old hammer head as a forming stake

I hammer copper wire after first heating it with the torch to loosen up the molecular bonds and make it soft and pliable.  The images here have gone through three 'courses' of heating and hammering....  

 Handsome pieces, but what do you do with them?

Handsome pieces, but what do you do with them?

The next step is to fabricate the rosette itself.  

 This is a good way to develop a green index finger or otherwise absorb copper into the bloodstream

This is a good way to develop a green index finger or otherwise absorb copper into the bloodstream

Pretty soon we have three of them, but no two are alike.

 Three roses on square wire

Three roses on square wire

The last step involves hammering the edges of the square wire into a round (roundish?) shape and making the spirals. THis process requires that the wire be heated (annealed) at least one more time.

 Not finished until we polish and then apply a coating of Renaissance Wax.

Not finished until we polish and then apply a coating of Renaissance Wax.

WHen you are finished inspecting the mobiles and jewelry at Metalicity,be sure and check out our featured adventurer,  Vida Antiqua featuring vintage women's clothing. Taking from the words of  ZZ Top,  every man loves a sharp dressed woman.