Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Silver and Gold Alchemy

Playing with bronze got me fired up to try out some of the silver clay hoard I purchased after the PMC Conference. Time to put the new lentil construction skills to work. And test out the possibilities of keum boo at home. I borrowed a PMC kiln from Blue Moon Glassworks to see if I like it enough to order one of my own (birthday coming!). So far I LOVE it!

Here's the first attempt. Hollow lentil with 22K gold keum boo bird on one side and nest with gold eggs on the reverse. These imprints are from my own drawings made into photopolymer plates.
Only oops -- the bird and nest relative orientation somehow skewed from what I planned. Note to self: double check that better next time!

The box construction is mostly done. I'm working on the bail and finishing details.