IMG_20110406_230956

After that huge, ornate no-solder compass pendant, I felt like doing something in the opposite direction last night--something smallish and simple, very glossy, involving soldering. So I put this together from some bits I had lying around the bench. Maybe it would be good for someone with a more minimalist-leaning love of steampunk at ISC.

I realized that I'd unwittingly echoed one of my very first metalwork pieces, which also features a brass gear, malachite, and soldering:
IMG_20110406_231356

I made that pendant on the right during the same class where I made my Hello World ring. The intensive weekend introduction to metalsmithing I took at CCAE in the summer of 2009 was really the start of all this. Seeing that it was possible to solder gears onto metal was pretty exciting! But unlike my Hello World ring, this pendant isn't something I wear proudly to remember the start of my metalsmithing adventures--it neither feels like something that goes with my current wardrobe, nor like a good representative of my techniques. I'm probably going to take it apart and recycle the silver, so I thought I'd take this picture and write a bit about it in order to have a record of my second-ever piece of metalsmithing.

Originally posted at purpleshiny.com. Feel free to comment here or there.


(For DW/LJ folks--I realized I had anonymous comments off. I've changed that, so now you can comment just with a name/URL, or with an OpenID. I'd love to get more active conversation over there, so if you've got the time/energy to duplicate your comments on the original post, I'd be super grateful!)
holyschist: Image of a medieval crocodile from Herodotus, eating a person, with the caption "om nom nom" (Default)

From: [personal profile] holyschist


Oooooh, I love the delicate gear pendant. I would wear something like that!
holyschist: Image of a medieval crocodile from Herodotus, eating a person, with the caption "om nom nom" (Default)

From: [personal profile] holyschist


Hmm. Actually, personally, I would probably want a cord. But failing that, I like the idea of a black neckwire. I'm not sure a chain would look right.
holyschist: Image of a medieval crocodile from Herodotus, eating a person, with the caption "om nom nom" (Default)

From: [personal profile] holyschist


I think I would want something unobtrusive, so it doesn't distract from the pendant--just something plain and black. Maybe with a clasp so it doesn't have to be slipped over the head or untied.
lokie: (Default)

From: [personal profile] lokie


I really like the way your hand reflects in the gear in the first picture. That and the malachite and the relatively delicate gear.
your earlier piece I could never pull off, though I'd probably want to incorporate it into some kind of wall art if I had any wall left ;9
.

Most Popular Tags

Powered by Dreamwidth Studios

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags