Thursday, May 7, 2009
silver lining / velvet red
L - Nikon D60 / T- phone pic
I finished another project in metalsmithing and I'm pretty pleased with it. This ring came together without a lot of problems, however, not without some problems. Soldering is very tricky and there are many steps, so when I finally got it right I was very happy. It's hard to tell from this angle but the inside is a tiny concave silver dome soldered to a bigger convex copper dome - – creating an open heart. Those pieces were soldered to a flat silver disk and that is soldered to the ring band. I hammered the copper dome to give it texture in comparison to the smooth silver inside. For me there's a lot of symbolism in this design. This is a ring of optimism. / i wouldn't say this came together exactly as i had envisioned it, but it was received well in class and that always helps. the red velvet caused me some problems... coming apart at the seams. at that point i had a broken heart but i mended it. i know i could make a better one now. that's the way it happens isn't it? - we learn by our mistakes.
"All the knowledge I possess everyone can acquire, but my heart is all my own." -Goethe
The photos on the left are taken by me, Leslye, the mother. The photos on the right are taken by my daughter, Taylor – unless otherwise noted. Comments are always welcome. thanks
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