Recently I took a fun foldforming class at my friend Melissa Muir's. She teaches a variety of classes for many skill levels. Everyone in the class worked with a rectangle of copper to start with. Check out Melissa's website.
I used a 18 gauge piece of metal that was rather hard to unbend once I had hammered in a fold. By accident I bent my trademark into the metal, Can you see the VAH. (H is a little wonky) I thought that was really cool!
Another cool part of the piece of copper I used was that it had been etched previously, so there was this great line pattern on the bracelet.
The bracelet I made on the right and Melissa's Birthday present for me on the left! Thanks Melissa!