I am always trying to come up with new designs and styles. Some days it's a bit of a challenge but mostly new ideas are always there in the back of my head.
I just have to find them LOL.
With most of my pieces, they are kiln fired, sometimes 2 to 3 times and even fired polished at the end.
With this design, I wanted to keep the tactile surface and still set it in silver.
The process is quite simple if you have to right tools. The first thing I did was make the silver surround to the shape I wanted. This can be a bit fiddly but not too bad. Then having chosen the relevant dichroic glass. It was cut to the approximate size and the cold worked (ground) to fit the silver surround.
Here's a few things that I used:
My trusty Dremel:
Then silver, solder, gas torch, various hammers mallets, shapers and former's and lots of different grades of emery. Plus polish for finishing.
And here is my design, all finished and sparkling. Just click on the following link.
Hope you have enjoyed my latest blog post. You can find more how to's in this blog or have a look at my Youtube channel.
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