Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Workbench Wednesday

Here's what I'm working on at the Metal-smithing shop:

1) My locket-
The tree will be the lid and the square piece with the bezel will go behind it. I still have a ton of work to finish my locket:
I have to solder on the hinge, put on stars, patina the back and put it all together...

2) My leaves-
These brass leaves will go on my bird necklace... I'm really hoping to have this done on Thursday, so that I can post my completed necklace. I want to be completely done with this project so bad! It feels like I've been working on it forever. When it's probably only a month... I need to sand these, and continue work on shaping them. I love the wonderful brass/gold tones of the leaves reflected in the necklace. However, the brass has been a pain to work with- so difficult to form, and difficult to match.


Susan Stevenson said...

The leaves are lovely, but that locket is extraordinary! I love the concept of the bezel behind the tree - like the sun or the moon! Beautiful work!

becca said...

Thank you! =)
I'm having a lot of fun with this locket, and I keep praying that I don't melt it while I'm trying to solder the next piece on...
I have this lovely white stone- I think it's an agate- that will fit in the bezel as the moon.