Monday, July 6, 2009

Foray into Silversmithing

Yesterday I took my first silversmithing class and I'm hooked! This oak leaf is my very first piece, and I'm not sure yet what it will become. I'll be taking a connections class next, so perhaps will turn it into a pendant after I learn more. I am very interested in translating nature into jewelry.

A couple of years ago I took a metalsmithing class and made this Ruthenian Crown out of copper and tin. It was torch soldered, so I already had some experience with the torch.


I'll be posting more as I learn!

6 comments:

Nola @ the Alamo said...

That's fantastic! Is it a real leaf? I'm not familiar with the process, but it looks it! There are so many beautiful articles found in nature. Not sure how large your leaf is, but it would be pretty as a charm on a silver bracelet, too!

lisa said...

It would make a beautiful pin. Very nice work.

One Red Horse said...

That oak leaf is lovely. What a cool class.

Dana and Daisy said...

beauty full!

thecrazysheeplady said...

Wow - very nice!

Kathy said...

You go girl,!!!! Yeah, someone else who loves silver!!!! I do a lot of lampwork and Sterling silver freestyle jewelry. LOVE your first leaf, excellent! "followed" so I can keep an eye on you! Keep up the good work, xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings.blogspot.com Stop over!

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