Trials and tribulations, heartaches and pains is a line sang by Mavis Staples in the movie Graffiti Bridge starring Prince. They may have visited me this week but have been shooed away by perseverance and long hours.
Of inspiration one percent, of perspiration, ninety nine. Thomas A. Edison
I've been working on a new idea. I have tons of filigree like sketches that I've been trying to turn into jewelry. Well, I think I've finally figured it out.
I began with copper wire shaped it using a template. I then flattened each piece with a hammer and anvil. I soldiered each piece together and then soldiered the entire piece for a uneven and more organic feel added the "globes". The globes are made with flat back glass beads, vintage illustrations from various books and sheets of copper tape. I added a patina and finished them by embellishing them with beads and creating a neck piece. I re-patina the entire piece for an overall look that is cohesive.
They'll be on Etsy soon enough but I wanted to share.
Thanks Troy - Cerulean Gypsy