I didn’t weld it jet, and the body have to be more round, but I have all the pieces almost ready to the last step, now I have to buy silver soldering, that it’s not cheap to give the last real touch. What I didn’t think was if will be a pendant or a broach. Any suggestions?
I manage to cut this pieces, after destroy a few blades and my fingers with the hammer, it’s so tiny. I want to make a butterfly, and I don’t want to wait an other week before the teacher say to me how to put the pieces together. I will cut the rest of the pieces and start with this new experiment, silver can be melted again….
I’ll be working in this piece until I have a butterfly or something similar.
Working with metal it’s so addictive, and I have not patience to be learning slowly. Let see what I can do with out my teacher.
Last Friday I bought 15 pieces of very expensive silver cutlery (all for€ 1.50) in a charity shop, I couldn't wait to next Wednesday to ask my teacher if was real silver. I started to play with a fork and it finished like this…
I did, thanks to a friend, after a full year trying to find a metalsmith course, I'm starting next week in the more exciting adventure of this time of my life.
Back to the school, play with fire, meet new people...
It's so exciting and I'm so happ
I made yesterday this pendant It has no name until today, thanks to my friends in evarel.wordpress.com and my friends in www.facebook.com/Evairlanda we made a fabulous list in English and Spanish:
My grateful heart.
Shielding my Heart.
Unity or United.
The decision was so difficult, but finally I decided to mix two of the names and I think the result it is very cool...
Playing again with copper, it's very interesting to see the end of all my works, my first piece was an experiment, this second one was an accident, but I think it is a lovely accident, I was trying to join to pieces, but didn't happen, wen I pass the hot piece to the nickel, the second piece fell to the water, and when I clean the piece discovered that the tin melted into the copper making a beautiful drawing
This Is my workshop, well part of it, here I spend the most of the time, bench in one side, computer on the table at the left a wonderful views throw the window, today I started to work with copper, trying to weld one piece to the other, finally there are together, but don't look as I was hoping. May I say I'm having a lot of fun, playing with fire, hammering, twisting, brushing... Learning and this time I didn't burn my hands (at the moment). I need to follow more tutorials, but the theory it's not the same. I know I will need time to have pieces ready for sale, but I don't mind, I can do my normal pieces for sale and play with the metal in the mid time, I recommend to everyone to try it, It's very relaxing, and you are doing what your parents never allow you to do, playing with fire :-). have a fire extinguisher near by. ;-)
This is how my copper pipe is starting to look
I start it yesterday when I try to tidy up my workshop, and I finish it today, but none of my cameras want to do a good job with the photography, the day it's really dark, but anyway, you ca see the full set.
After be in the town trying to fix paper work, when I open the computer I had the news than someone was abusing of the charity of a lot of artisans , it's incredible how people can do that, anyway, it's over. After all this I had a horrible headache and the idea of be hammering wire was not in my mind, I decided to tidy up my workshop, can some of you do that?... Pliers here, wire there, and... these are beautiful beads I didn't use in long time, let's open the bag, let's sit down, let's see what happens if I put this bead in here and that other... in this order, one more, and an other... I can't tidy up my workshop, all the times I start I finish with one of this pieces in my collection, I have a messy workshop and a lot of jewellery.
This is one of my old pieces, I love it and I sold a few of them, but they was not perfect, I improve my job a lot after this pieces, the ends are beautiful and strong, or I think so. The other problem in the beginning was the photography, when you are not an expert, jewellery it's so difficult to photograph, now after tutorials and other people advice my photos are better, no perfect, but you can see the details better, I chose this pick, because it's not perfect, still pretty to me and I wear it a