I just finished creating this hammered copper finish on a table top for an interior designer.
I used individual sheets of real copper leaf and then manipulated glazes on top to create a "hammered" effect.
The designer suggested I add pewter tacks around the rim. It was not my first choice of color to go with the copper, but it came out really cool. That is why I like working with a designer ... they often think of things I would not.
The tacks also serve a purpose in protecting the edges of the copper table.
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