Saturday, May 31, 2008

Jet powered snail chasing............





The first photo is of a piece of jet i bought in whitby which i wrapped in thin silver wire, to make a pendant. The next photo is of an un-polished piece of jet and one i polishd up on the grinder graduating through 6 different wheels (rough sanding, fine sanding, felt, calico, lambswool, and swan's down) to achieve a high shine!
The next to photos are of a piece of copper with a snail chased onto them. Chasing is a technique where the piece of metal is heated into a container of pitch and hammered from behind to achieve a 3d effect.
Toby.

3 Comments:

Blogger Magpie Magic said...

The jet looks amazing all polished up. The snail is pretty impressive, too.

What a cool experience. :-)

5/31/2008 6:10 PM  
Blogger ladysnail said...

orr wow! all this jewelery making looks very impressive toby. well done for all your hard work. dx.

5/31/2008 9:01 PM  
Blogger Gordon Fraser said...

Love the black one Toby!! (Sorry we couldn't meet up! Next time....PROMISE!!!)

6/02/2008 7:52 AM  

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