|This is a piece I made when I was learning about etching and enameling.|
|Here is the back. I placed the bolts through the front in strategic places to meet this design on the back.|
I actually won the "Kitty Moe award for 3-d art" at Gallery One in Ellensburg for this piece. A money award.
I think it was for this piece, but when they set up the show they switched the name cards on the two pieces I entered, so i don't really know. They didn't ask at the bank so maybe I don't care.
I bought a jeweler's bench with the money. :)
But anyway, here is a glimpse at the process:
|I drew one side then made a mirror image using the GIMP software|
|Added the flowers|
|had to add some junk. I mean the pods and stalk.|
|made an inverted black and white image so that I could print that onto circuit board paper,|
|transferred the circuit board paper to copper and put it in the acid bath to etch.|
All tolled, I probably had 50+ hours on this one project, including the drawings and making the buckle itself.