You can see I used a good bit of hammered Indian bangles, which are aluminum and super fun to hammer. I needed more to fill out the thing so in both pieces I used rings I made myself with metal, solder and pewter.
One is a looped piece of copper finding, one is a circular base metal finding, one is a wrappy hoop of steel wire which isn't the best thing to solder, and one is a piece of thin brass sheet for embossing like you do by rubbing a stylus on it that I folded a lot for thickness then curved into a ring. (In case you wanted to know all that.)
Ceremonial Magic II.
What I learned from the process is I hate working with a torch. It just freaks me out too much. I feel like I'm holding my breath the whole time it's on and I can't handle all the damned black goop that the flux and impurities create. Or maybe I was just doing it half-assedly and if I'd brought my pickle pot outside with me it would have come off easily and been less stressful. I dunno how those lampwork folks do it.
Plus just about any torch thing I've been able to do with a very hot iron, so... Or the embozzling which is like fake enamel which I do with just a heat gun. Speaking of which:
The dangling disc bits have the embozzling. (Just remembered the dangle on the 1st necklace does too.) I used a black powder that came with bits of glitter mixed in and a chunky silver on the very tip. I actually blew off a lot of the glitter before starting. Glitter can get fugly fast.
Well, you proly noticed a colorful metal treatment too. Hint- last time with the faux verdigris? That. Coupon for 25% off to whomsoever guesses what it is. Good for anything except tutes.
Here's another example. Oh such fun!See these globby babies? They're glass with a coating of UTEE. They were cool but too regularly shaped. I did use them here and here: though. So anyways you can see the cosmic thang's still going strong.
Among Empty Eternities.
Sorry Sparrow, but this eye is less freaky since the pod gives it eyelids, right? Filled it with many layers of resin. Had to wait til each dried before I could add more or it would just spill right out.
Simple hammered choker I'm digging.
Here this was a dark leather cord but I whitened it with rub-n-buff. Why not? And the giant bead caps on the beaded bead have gold emboz.
Oh, all the pieces from last post are up, of course. Also felt like showing some WIP.