Monday, July 16, 2012

Hitting the tribal trail.

Still on the tribalesque kick, this piece has evolved over the last couple of days.

It began as shield shape that I cut from a planter, hammered and then really polished up.

I riveted on some bashed up pewter discs. The one behind the copper bezel has been etched. My plan was to add a few pewter coins to the bottom and a fat leather cord for it to hang from.  Instead, I ended up with this ...

- the coins are there but so is a whopping crystal shard and wait - that is not leather it is hanging from ...

nohoho - that is a whole bunch of pewter 'coins', cut out and banged up by moi. 18 of the dear things to be precise! All connected with handcrafted sterling jump rings (sometimes I 'cheat' and use manufactured rings) Actually I prefer to think of it as sharing the economical benefits of the handmade. Had to make these though 'cos  I didn't have any readymades.

It is chunky and fulfills that 'tribal' look I have been working with but is actually pretty elegant I think.  I can't wait to see it on someone.
It certainly feels good to be edging my way forward to completing things for the SALA show. sheesh though - shiny brass is hard to photograph!


Numinosity said...

Wow, this piece is wonderful. Looks like your work thru and thru! You ought to be proud of this piece≥

Emmica said...

All I can say is WOW

Rustic Tarts said...

Just catching up on your blog (after our spontaneous trip to NZ) and what you've been up to - WOW is right. That is one gorgeous piece.

Keep working!!!!