Tuesday, September 16, 2008

jet setting


The above fly is now dead. he fell off of his nice gold mount in hastings, and has never been found! Nice while he lasted though. I made the base by melting down some old gold jewellery, rolling it out into a "pancake" drilling a hole in it and soldering a piece of balled wire i had made earlier (quoting from blue peter there! lol!) through it. I then drilled a hole in the top, of the pendant, and the chest of the coral fly. Then i glued the fly on the post that the balled wire had made.
Jet powered snail chasing featured an unfinished version of the above jet pendant. Last jewellery course i set the cubic zirconia in it, and drilled the hanging hole.
These are the blobs of silver in various stages of rolling out from when i melted down ALL my scrap silver. In some of the rolled out pieces you can see some naturally occuring bubbles, 2 of which are featured in the handle of my half-finished sixpence spoon.

Toby.
x

3 Comments:

Blogger Caroline B said...

You mean you lost that gorgeous little fly? What a shame - someone in Hastings will be over the moon when they find that! That jet pendant is simply beautiful, so classy and understated - well done.

9/17/2008 6:48 AM  
Blogger Magpie Magic said...

What a shame about the fly! It looks so cute.

Love the jet pendant, very stylish and subtle.

Can't wait to see what you make next.

9/17/2008 11:17 AM  
Blogger Sue said...

So, your fly buzzed off? What a shame, he looked so smart.

Love the textural blobs in the silver pieces.

9/19/2008 1:58 PM  

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