Tuesday, November 6, 2012

and finally... { working 925 }


...my last workshop piece is this copper & silver brooch.

Since I only had one class to work on this (the last week - I miss it already) I did as much preparation as I could before I went. So I cut the silver piece (the copper component is from testing out textures with the rolling mill before I made my wing) & smoothed all my edges.
Then in class I made the brooch components, soldered them on, drilled & hammered my (copper) rivets & made the pin. I did the final finishing (sanding the front) after I got home.


I am hoping to get the necessary tools for both soldering & riveting - I'm fairly confident with the riveting, but soldering will be a matter of practice makes perfect (I had a lot of help with all the soldering I did during the course).


project 1, project 2 & project 3 from the workshops

6 comments:

  1. it looks so pretty, vickie!
    I guess you'll just have to do another course if you miss it too much. :)

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  2. Vickie you should make more! Very pretty! You could do the same with clay. Just use the techniques to put them together once fired. Very nice.

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  3. Beautiful! Looks very adwanced

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  4. Lovely! That brooch back mechanism is really neat.

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