San Francisco, CA (PressExposure) February 03, 2013 -- A new feature article for the month of October covering John S. Brana's jewelry line is now available via the FFJournal website. Entitled Copper Couture, editor Gretchen Salois interviews Brana to discover the many fine details and extensive process that is associated with designing and crafting each exclusive bit of hand-crafted jewelry. Even though the title of the post sheds focus primarily to Brana's hand-made copper work, the artist is also known for featuring bronze, gold, silver, stainless steel, aluminum, and anodized aluminum within his creations. Nevertheless, Brana also notes that while he works with malleable metals, the distinctive and attractive look and feel of his jewelry does not necessarily show itself without having a mixture of his ingenuity, proficiency, and hard work.
The article offers website visitors with insight into how Brana constructs his most elaborate and simple designs, exposing some of his choice tools and equipment employed in the creation of the stunning assortment of jewelry which happens to be shown on his web-site. Items which include hammers, acetylene torches, rolling mills, band saws, and oxy-propane torches are just a number of the tools that Brana uses continuously to make his hand-crafted artistic accessories. "If I am creating a pair of corrugated earrings and want more dimension to them, I insert them in the hydraulic press. The item is positioned on top of the contained urethane, which sits on the lower platen, while the forming stake is held by the upper platen. Using contained urethane allows me to obtain significantly greater control forming a concave leaf without flattening the corrugation. You couldn't obtain the same exact results employing a traditional dapping block, punch and hammer." says Brana.
The feature write-up for October on handmade jewelry is a unique transition from the normal subjects which the magazine normally covers. Well-known for being amongst the leading magazines featuring the best and newest information on metal fabricating and forming technologies, FFJournal offers its readers with regular updates concerning what is taking place in the industry, as well as any upcoming news regarding new innovations in metal fabricating technology.