As I mentioned in my last post I have been trying to get a nice deep etch so that I could do some champleve' enamelling and the first successful piece is finally completed. This is the first in a series within the "Monetary Bondage" body of work. Sure hope every body likes it should be plenty more to come in the near future.
|"13 Skulls" (front) Copper, Sterling Silver, Gold, 1964 USA Quarter, Cubic Zirconia, White Vitreous Enamel |
|"13 Skulls" (back) Copper, Sterling Silver, Gold, 1964 USA Quarter, Cubic Zirconia, White Vitreous Enamel |
|This is the next piece already under way, it looks black in this picture but in actuality its a very deep red. The pitting around the design is a variable I am still trying to address in my etching technique; this is an issue that I have not had to deal with before but I am sure I'll figure something out. Although not an intentional outcome I feel that for these pieces in particular the pitting provides a pleasant and attractive aesthetic quality which might not look as good with a different design. Anyway I'll be sure to make another post as things progress, until next time. . . |
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