I spent time this week experimenting with new techniques and tools and am pleased with what I have learned. Stay tuned for future posts featuring these great new design elements!
One of the simplest new techniques that I tested was folding my flowers rather than dapping or doming them. It needs a little refinement, but am happy with my first attempt!
|I folded and curved a nickel and copper flower blank and|
riveted them to a brass filigree flower to create the pendant.
|The tools: blanks and filigree, hole punch, design stamps,'|
round nose and chain nose pliers, rivet/riveting tool, hammer,
bench block, marker, liver of sulfur.
|I drew a large asterisk on each flower. It is a little|
messy, but they will buff out when I polish them.
|I punched a hole in the center of each and stamped|
the edges of each flower.
|I layered the 4 pieces and attached all three with an eyelet.|
It is ready for a jump ring and chain!