I've spent the afternoon on my piece for day 5. The family is out and I have the house to myself. The rain sounds nice outside, and... it's not snow :)
This is a design that I've been thinking about for awhile. I'm sure there will be some other variations on the theme coming up.
The copper is hand forged and hangs over a shimmery paua shell slice. The pieces hang a bit like dog tags on a high quality 18" sterling silver chain. The clasp is a hand crafted swan style.
You almost have to hold this one in your hand. I've imagined there is life in the pendant, as though the copper has burst open to reveal the colorful paua shell behind. It has depth, texture, and sound... the pieces will make a light, joyful clinking sound (almost a jingle) when you play with them around your neck.
The pendant is about 1.25" tall and 1" wide. Only the front of the copper is dark with a patina created by flame. The back side is the true copper color with a soft shine that shows in front where the metal is curled. The paua shell is also hand cut to match the size of the copper piece, and filed for smooth edges. Check here to see details and more views of the piece.
Let me know what you think. Signing out for today-- back tomorrow with #6.
Sue Lacy Wired
This began as a hobbyist's blog.
Over time it became a quest to support & connect metalsmiths around the globe who use foldforming techniques in their work.
See how it all