This is a Sterling Silver Necklace (with cording) that I made mostly for the CWU Student Art Show this spring.
Here are some pictures of the process used to make it:
|Punch out some circles|
|made them into domes using the dapping block and hammers|
|this is the belly button technique. once the dome is made, flip it over (anneal first) and push back through the center of the dome. maybe a couple of times each way|
|I think they are more interesting visually of they are offset or just not perfectly alligned|
|so I made a bunch, different sizes|
|for a finished look I added a circle of wire slightly larger in gauge than the sheet|
|then little tiny pieces in "u" shape to allow the cording to connect|
|I made more of these than I thought I would need so that I could sort them and try to get some visual balance between the different sizes|
|added the cording and left the background or recesses the bone white that is a product of the pickling or depletion guilding process and burnished up the high spots. I think this makes an interesting contrast|
|This picture gives an idea of the scale, but add a few knots and the shape and length change.|
This one was donated to and auctioned off at the Annual Gallery One Paint Ellensburg event. I don't paint. Maybe just cardboard regatta boats is all.