This weeks project was to design and fabricate a sterling silver domed pendant featuring a pierced design. My 'Tree in Winter' pendant features reticulation and is designed to be worn either way. I love reticulation it creates a stunning texture and the element of fear in it's creation adds excitement into fabrication!
Texturing & Polishing.....learning to use the big polishing wheels and playing with hammered, satin and transferred texture. The transferred texture was created by rolling the copper through a mill wrapped in a piece of lace.
Chain making continued, this week we turned our round link copper chains into curb chain and created an S-shaped clasp. An exercise is seeing how good your solder joins are as you stretch and twist the chain to create the 'curb' effect!