Friday, September 9, 2011

new works almost done

a rosette design is turned by hand on my benchtop wood lathe

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.

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