Another thing I made in school, and by the title you can tell we made a lot of ‘holders’ in school. This candle holder was very simply made by taking a sheet of brass and bending it to the required shape. A section of copper pipe was cut in order to have somewhere to hold the candle, and using a brazing hearth, it was attached to the main bit of the candle holder.
The final step of the product was to add the lead strips. These were completely superficial and at the time, I thought they looked quite good, but now, I keep thinking, what would they look like if they weren’t there? I should also point out, that from what I can remember, I was one of only a few people in the class that used copper instead of the brass that was also available. This was probably because I think the copper looks so much better than brass. There you go, a purely aesthetic decision right there.