A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: You can now organize your bookmarks into folders!  Read more here.
Total Members: 302,371
Currently Running With Scissors:
496 Guests and 6 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1] 2  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: leaves and vines bracelet, brass lotus blossom ring and sea nautilus pendant  (Read 1962 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
PixieDust721
« on: December 18, 2007 10:39:42 AM »

I just finished my first metals class and here are my projects:







This bracelet was my first project.  It is made from copper and silver, but the copper has green patina on it.  I had a lot of trouble soldering the vine on.  There was originally supposed to be two vines, but I gave up on the second one (it make a nice candle wreath  Wink)







This is a brass ring that is supposed to resemble a lotus.  I think it does from the side  Smiley  I used liver of sulfur on the top to kind of give it that oil in a puddle rainbow effect, however it didn't work so well.  i like the colour none the less.



Finally, this was a pendant that I made for my fiance for Christmas.  I used a simple frame bezel because stones and such that are irregular in the back are hard to set.  The metal is copper with a quick dip in a blackening solution.  i think that the beauty of the fossil itself is what makes this piece.  I plan on hanging it on some rawhide to keep with the earthy feel of the piece.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

hippiejo74
Life, liberty and the pursuit of craftiness.
Offline Offline

Posts: 3254
Joined: 16-Sep-2007

Gotta go - kids chewed thru their straps...


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2007 11:46:35 AM »

 Grin These are fabulous!! I would love to see more of them!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Come check out my etsy shop - vintage, eco-friendly and all kinds of crafty goodness Smiley
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5029774

"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud."
1 Cor. 13:4
merricat17
Strange Grounds
Offline Offline

Posts: 1008
Joined: 15-May-2006

Strange Grounds Coffee, 1417 S Broadway, Denver CO


View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2007 12:18:14 PM »

that fossil piece is so rad.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Strange Grounds Coffee
1417 South Broadway
Denver, CO 80210
PixieDust721
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2007 12:25:23 PM »

hippiejo74-  thanks I hope to make more!  however, not next semester because the metals class doesn't fit into my schedule.  It sux to because melting and casting sounds really fun  Tongue

merricat17- Thanks!  I hope the boy likes it!  There were other really cool ones that the gem dealer brought into our class that had subtle greens and purples...if it were for me I would have gone with those, but I thought that my fiance wouldn't dig the purple, no matter how subtle  Wink
THIS ROCKS   Logged

guitar*girl
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2007 02:21:53 PM »

oh, my gosh, absolutely gorgeous. especially the first one. I love how the materials look rather rough but it's so delicate...wow.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I've lost my sanity; can I borrow yours?
skarinja
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2007 02:40:00 PM »

Gorgeous!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Check out my blog pleats n' eats!!

http://pleatsneats.tumblr.com/
inkberry
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2007 05:32:41 PM »

Your work is beautiful.
I love the gorgeous textures and colours of the metals. 
I'm inspired!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

anneland22
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2007 06:44:18 PM »

Wow! that is gorgeous! very elegant and straight pretty.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

All The Woulda-Coulda-Shouldas
Layin' In The Sun,
Talkin' 'Bout The Things
They Woulda-Coulda-Shoulda Done...
But All Those Woulda-Coulda-Shouldas
All Ran Away And Hid
From One Little Did. -Shel Silverstein
sagaciousblonde
Offline Offline

Posts: 89
Joined: 05-May-2004

i'm a ninjaneer!


View Profile WWW
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2007 06:52:26 PM »

I love the ring!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

"Waiter! Waiter! What's this robot doing in my soup?"
"It looks like he's performing human tasks twice as well, because he knows no fear or pain."

http://sagaciousblonde.etsy.com
everyxskyline
« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2007 10:28:40 AM »

i'm especially a fan of the first one, absolutely gorgeous.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] 2  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Spicy Chicken Curry Recipe
Momofuku Culinary Lab Creates Flavor Explosion
How to Make a 90 Second Thai Chicken Pizza
Easy Chicken Curry Recipe
How to Prepare Homemade Lo Mein
Latest Blog Articles
Meatless Monday: Veggie Bolognese Sauce
Mountain Views
@Home This Weekend: Fabric Boxes

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.