One of my embossing dies made from taking a mold of my rosette shape and casting a Smooth-On product that can withstand embossing pressures (it's adhered to a .5 inch thick acrylic sheet).
Over the past four months I've been practicing soldering aluminum sheet to create hollow constructions.
After fabrication and clean-up I tape-off the sides/back to begin priming and painting the front surfaces.
Yum! Tomorrow the clear coat should be set-up completely to take off the tape and clean-up the edges. The middle brooch will be another "plumb-bob" brooch.