Saturday, July 11, 2009

Second Silver Project

My second project was actually a combination of silver, brass, and copper.


I did not start with the finished bracelet design in mind, it just developed as I worked. I knew I wanted it to have a nature theme with birds and flowers, and a few inspirational words. Letter punches were used to create the words.

The shapes were hand cut. Then most of the textures were created with hammers and brought out with various patinas.

No heat touched the metal. Elements were layered and joined with cold connections, namely various types of rivets. This means that some of them are free to rotate in motion, making the piece even more interesting.

The finished elements were then assembled with jump rings and a copper toggle clasp I also made. The bracelet has a nice weight and feel. I'm planning to do a series of these, along with pendants and earrings for my Etsy shop launch.

12 comments:

Ebie said...

This is a lovely creation. I remember you telling me about the class on this. Just beautiful and a a great talent. I will check out the Etsy store.

Simon said...

I might be a guy, but I have an eye for detail, and actually don't mind looking at jewellery with my girlfriend lol she would love this bracelet!

WhimsybyMari said...

Please look me up on ETSY WhimsybyMari or on Artfire with the same studio name. I will be glad to help you however I can. You SS pictures are great this week also.:)

One Red Horse said...

This is just absolutely stunning! Second project? No way! Gotta to check out your store immediately.
Actually came to check out Sunday Stills, loved your earth textures.

One Red Horse said...

Back again, reading carefully - there it is . . . "etsy shop launch". Will be there for the opening party.

Jama said...

It's a very unique creation!

EarthNSky said...

That looks awesome Sage! You have so many talents! Can you make a hammered medallion necklace out of copper with the number 13 on it? Let me know how much you would charge for something like that..either in a circle, like a coin, or a square, about an inch square in size....

Kilauea Poetry said...

I'm impressed! I really like the display..of each- and wow are these detailed! Fabulous job!

Kathy said...

Excellent job girlfriend!!! I love it...Love riviting due to the fact everything can be mobile if needed. You've inspired me to get downstairs in my studio and WORK... It's so nice here in the north right now it's hard to stay in!!!! Keep up the excellent work, you have a natural talent, xoxo~Kathy@ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Nola @ the Alamo said...

I love the combination of colors and metals, and the nature theme is great! I'll be popping over to Etsy; you should have a link to your shop over on your sidebar!

Dana and Daisy said...

an etsy shop???!!!
cool!

your bracelet is beautiful!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Very pretty! I love the mix of metals especially.

~Lisa

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