There are afternoons while working at my bench in the studio that I get distracted with a thought or an idea of something I want to create....usually I can resist temptation and continue working on jewelry that needs to be shipped or pieces for an upcoming show. But, this week the urge was too strong to resist and this is the result...
A copper lily pad necklace that I cut from a sheet of copper and then hammered the metal into the shape of a lily pad on the anvil. I admit that I have a thing for hammering metal. I love adding ripples along the edges and creating the bowl indention. There's something about hammering metal that speaks to me...it is one of my favorite things to do in the studio.
Once I achieved the desired shape it was time to play with patinas. After experimenting with several different mixtures and combinations I chose the blue patina for the lily pad. Once the patina was dried, I sanded and scored the copper to highlight the desired areas and then sealed the entire piece.
I'd love to know what you think? Is the pendant too large? Should the cables be heavier?
I will be sharing the other pieces that I created with you in the upcoming week. I have been having fun in the studio and have lots to share with you.
Here's what's blooming in the garden...
Pale Pink Peonies
Oops, Angus is on the wrong side of the door again for the 20th time today....gotta dash!
Blessings and a Hug - Julie