Some things to come. Now that my little one is in kindergarten I have some time to do some creating. I do miss having her around though but it is all a part of the cycle of life. So I am embracing it and getting to work!
Some pictures of my works in progress. Hopefully some lovely jewelry that you all will love to be created with these.
I am practicing with some rustic soldering of brass pieces. hand cutting the brass and copper for some of the bases.
Others are pre made brass bases.
Some vintage brass stampings to add to the bases.
Torched, burned but will clean up nicely. Still need some practice but if you like a rustic and unique look to your jewelry then these are for you!
Some birds, cicadas, cat, bulldog, Egyptian revival, sea horse and even a flower that I solder two three leaf petals together and then soldered the blue rhinestone. Some even have a fossilized appeal which I love! these have been cleaned and filed but still need some more filing, hammering and perhaps some patina to bring out the highlights. We shall see.
Hope you enjoyed looking. Remember if you click on the photos they will enlarge for better viewing.
I made several stamped solder pieces a few months ago and wasn’t sure what to do with them so I just put them aside for another day. (You can check out my previous post about stamped solder jewelry from March 2013) I finally got back to them recently and began to experiment with adding some color or images to the pieces. Here are some examples of pieces without any coloring.
For some I used Spectrum Noir Alcohol Ink pens. These are so much fun and quite easy to use. I really like how the colors look. Some examples of works in progress with the alcohol inks. The inks will probably have to be heat set and then sealed so they don’t rub off over time.
I also used some Staz-On Ink and stamped an image onto a heart pendant. ( I used a larger heart. I forgot to take a picture before I completed the pendant!)
After I stamped the image onto the heart I sealed it with Ice Resin and added some beads to make a necklace.
Overall I am pleased with the results. Just need to do a bit more experimenting and of course complete the works in progress!