One of my biggest faults is that I try to take shortcuts. Sometimes it works and more often, it screws up a really good idea. This was one of those times and I can only hope to learn from it.
An idea for a flower floated into my head at the tail end of a nap and I couldn't wait to try it, even though there really wasn't enough time to do things properly.
Missed a step - taped some brass braided wire to the inside and hammered a dividing pattern. Used a flat hammer for the petals and a dapping punch for the inside. Third mistake - didn't take enough time taping the wire and it's off centre as well.
Next step was my first use of the dapping block and dapping punch to cup the flower. Fourth mistake - hurried again and when I got a few folds I thought they'd add to the look, forgetting that they wouldn't match the placement of the petals.
I like the way the dapping punch made a pattern on the back of the flower because the copper was so soft.
So it was not a bad idea and I messed it up trying to hurry. Great learning experience though, and aside from avoiding the four mistakes, I think round-nosed pliers would have made a better curve on the petals. The frustrating thing is that I'm getting into my really busy season and this might be my last chance to play like this until fall.