I don't know if anyone has noticed, but I really love to make dragonflies! I love to take pictures of dragonflies and I love to wear dragonflies. I have made all kinds of dragonflies the past few years - flat fold form dragonflies, wild wire dragonflies, beaded dragonflies...so on and so forth.
This week I challenged myself to make a more "planned" dragonfly - and one that is a bit more approachable.
(My one regret is that the final picture of this dragonfly is not so good...). I have been working in a newly discovered style and wanted to make a token dragonfly in this particular way.
|The backplate is in the shape of an aspen leaf...here I am sawing out this shape.|
|My absolute favorite part...melting the silver.|
|The piece is pickled again, and then I go back through and de-burr and smooth out any rough edges. This part of the process makes the studio sound like a dentist's office!|
|Final piece...and it really does look more impressive than this!!!|
For the next few weeks I am giving myself a very interesting challenge...designing pieces SPECIFICALLY for face shapes; oval, square, round, heart...fun, eh?
And btw...Sponge Bob Ol' Yeller Chunk of Opal...still sits there. It will happen. One day.