As I mentioned previously I want to make 13 pieces for the "13 Skulls" series within "Monetary Bondage" I have had the first four done for a while now and posted pictures of those in another post. This is what has been happening since then. . . I have been focusing on getting the etchings done and enamelled before I begin constructing the bezels and embellishing the coins. I have been able to get all 9 remaining pieces etched and enamelled and now I can move on to the other parts.
Besides working on the "Monetary Bondage" series I have also been drawing and accumulating a large variety of very interesting scraps and half begun projects (more like half ideas I get that don't go any where) any way I began playing around with what I had lying around and I will show you what became of that.
|Here is the progress on the 13 Skulls so far, you can see the four finished pieces off to the top right corner.|
|So this is my new talisman (or amulet whatever you would like to call it is fine by me, but I like talisman)|
|So this doohickey thing-a-mabob is what happens when I have a bunch of half thought out ideas and old projects/scraps lying around.|
|The mokume-gane lid/bayonet catch where remnants of a poison ring I made while at ASU and had intended on making another out of those pieces, but I'm glad I never got around to it.|
|I began building these little mokume-gane and brass beads at least 2 months ago. They where based off of another piece I created called "Orb". I wanted to create something similar but totally different so instead of one large dome/sphere object I figured I would make a bunch of smaller bead like pieces and incorporate them into a chain or weaving some how. However once I had all the beads made I couldn't bring my self to pierce, cut or trap/mount them in any way so I was stuck with a small pile of beads until inspiration struck. |
|Scraps are the best. the disc that the chain goes through and the disc that connects the catch on the other end are both left over cut outs from copper frames made for "Monetary Bondage".|
|It makes all sorts of sound and looks really sweet when spun around .|