Every time that she produces, I have the honor of adding the clasps and chain to her creations trying to maintain her vision. In between, I try to do a little creating of my own. My last pieces have been made with copper. I had cut some cabochons and was trying to think of some special way of making something with them other that wire wrapping or bezel setting. I saw a piece that Laura Bracken (in California) had made using resin in a frame of wire wrapping. Applying that simple idea, I made a copper piece (textured, dapped and patinated) then set the cabochons in the bowl that I had made (30 by 40 mm oval) and filled up part of the bowl with clear resin. The second piece shown here is a copper and turquoise chip "Tree of Life." The ring is 12 gauge soft round wire, the solder join is hidden in the base of the tree. We will be continuing our creation of wearable art.
|Emerald on Copper|
|Turquoise and Copper Tree of Life|