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Steel Witch Hat "Bruja de Acero" (Witch of Steel)

This is my very favorite piece! :) Steel witch hat constructed of 18 ga. sheet steel, welded and formed with a torch. I overlaid lace just to add an element of femininity. The flowers are designed after the mohave "ghost flower" (tried to stay with a ghost/witch theme here...) The flowers are hand-made of copper with a green patina. The stems and tendrils are forged. The base is constructed of all forged elements. I chose to faux paint the hat to a color that looked like aged leather. This was a personal project I did - inspired by Harry Potter. 09/07

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Comment by SIN on November 2, 2010 at 12:30pm
Yes Debra! I agree!!!
Comment by Debra Cooper on November 2, 2010 at 9:13am
Yup. I'm a member of both ABANA and CBA. :-) Thank you so much for your excitement and support of Fresno Fire and Metal!
Comment by Debra Montgomery on November 2, 2010 at 6:25am
Thank you for your compliments, Sin! Witch hats are great, aren't they! I think there is a little witch in every woman ; ))

Hi Debra, yep - it was in the Fall issue about two years ago! I posted info about the school on the CBA forum yesterday. :) Are you members of either?
Comment by SIN on November 2, 2010 at 6:15am
This is super cool!!! I love it. It reminds me of my favorite witch hat I had as a kid. Now I do not need the hat, I am just a witch! But I love this piece!!! So cool!
Comment by Debra Cooper on November 1, 2010 at 8:15pm
Hey! Was this in one of the CBA's or ABANA's publications? I'm pretty sure that's where I remember your name! :-)

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