I thought you might like to see some studio action so
I forced myself to remember to take photos of my process.
I recently had an order for 'Lullaby' (x2), so here are some pics.
They were going to the same address so I wanted them to look as
similar as humanly possibly to avoid
'yours looks better than mine'...lol (crazy I know).
In the end I was thrilled with the outcome...
1» my carefully hand drawn moon with 3 stars sawed out of a piece of brass.
(note: even though my item descriptions say 'handcut' all my work is hand sawed.
I learned very early on that using french shears curves the metal + it's impossible to hammer it out.)
2» both moons carefully sawed out.
3» holes punched out for star sawing.
4» one star down 5 more to go.
5» small hand drawn circles for earrings.
6» circles pasted on brass metal.
7» earrings cut out.
8» moons hammered for texture (craters).
9» moons + sterling silver oxidized for shading/tone.
10» oxidizing complete// metal drying out.
11» my handmade sterling silver clasp.
12» completed sets.
It's sharing time...this is something I can't explain; it just is.
I'm a southpaw + not for the life of me can I saw with my left-hand.
The blade just seems more natural in my right-hand + I suspect
this is the reason why I can't saw a straight line if my life depended on it.
I also took some behind the scene pics for our personalized brass arrow bracelet.
Will share when I find them.
Have an awesome day!!!