This project actually was going to be something completely different (I love all things Monty Python too!). I wanted to capture the look and feel of a field full of dragonflies. I also wanted to work in sterling silver again. So...I created, what looked GREAT on paper, a cut-out and layered piece that I was going to run through the rolling mill with the silver.
YUCK. What a mess. It didn't make any sense at all. There were no dragonflies to be seen...just a lot of lines and a curve here and there. I found a very light pattern of a dragonfly so I began to saw out the design. I elongated the tail..and...cool...a very nice silver dragonfly.
I fused the dragonfly on another piece of silver, and began to saw out shapes...
I then hammered around the border.
Eventually this piece emerged. I am delighted with the results.