Happy 2011 everybody out there. I hope the holidays treated you well. I don't have to much to go over at the moment but I figured I would make a little post and talk about a few of the projects that kept me busy over the holidays. I decided to play around with some silver wires and test my hand at weaving some chains. I also have a marble collection as I have always loved glass marbles; after a bit of playing around I figured I would try and put the two together and this is the outcome.
|"Cool Marble Necklace" Blue and Green Glass Marbles, Sterling Silver
|"Warm Marble Necklace" Orange Glass marbles, Sterling Silver
|Grouping of three Marble Necklaces
I am still working on more pieces for "Monetary Bondage" as well, here are the outcomes of my most recent etching's as I am still becoming accustomed to the tools and materials available to me in this country.
|"Indian Head?" (front) 1901 Indian Head Penny Copper, Cubic Zirconia/s , Silver
|"Indian Head?" (back) 1901 Indian Head Penny, Copper, Cubic Zirconia/s , Silver
|"Dime?" (front) 1950 Dime, Copper, Cubic Zirconia/s, Silver (This is not the best picture I have to try and get a better one but if you look really closely you can see the design that has been etched into the star shaped copper frame.)
|"Dime?" (back) 1950 Dime, Copper, Cubic Zirconia/s, Silver
Well I guess that about does it for this post. I am currently etching a few more pieces as I am becoming more comfortable with the chemicals I have at my disposal. Hopefully, I will be able to enamel on these next pieces as I become more comfortable with my materials. Best Wishes to everyone out there. Be sure to check in again and I'll let you know how things have progressed.