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Narco Martenot
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 2:15 am    Post subject: Copper Handbag and Wallet Reply with quote

This is a project that I am really excited about. I have spent the last month and a half working on this, and I am really happy with the outcome. It is a birthday gift for my girlfriend, which is coming up in a few weeks.

It is a copper handbag and wallet, with a special gift box.

The handbag itself features a 24-gauge copper outer shell, with a wooden frame covered in black cotton velvet fabric; held together by copper nails, rivets and nickel closure hardware. It was polished to a mirror shine, and finished with a thick coat of nitrocellulose lacquer.

The outer part of the wallet is made of the same copper material, with a light chromium oxide green cowhide inner; featuring a monogram that I made for her. The monogram is actually a patina from a special solution that I made.

The gift box is made of cardboard, and has been painted light chromium oxide green, with copper leaf details. It is also lined with black velvet.





















Many more photos can be found here.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 2:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks brilliant. I was actually just wondering today why you hadn't posted any projects lately. Turns out you were busy after all.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 3:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

holy crap this stuff is awesome!
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks. Yes, I have been very busy with quite a few different projects.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks great.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

man she is going to love you. looks really great, and that box is an awesome transformation of cardboard. very cool.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Classy motherfucker.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks all.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The more I look at this, the more I like it.

I once made a bag out of duck tape, lined and trimmed with a paisley blouse I got in a charity shop. It ended up being good, except that I varnished it, and the varnish ended up flaking up pretty bad.

No photos, though.
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