The Purple Flower

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

This is a new piece I did for the EtsyMetal monthly challenge. We could either do riveting/cold connections and/or flowers, so I chose to do both. The stone in the middle is Purple Chalcedony that I got from boxes n' beads on Etsy.

I riveted the petals and all the little bumps around the middle (with exception of a few that I had to solder because they were too difficult to get to with a hammer...good lesson for future!). This piece is a pendant--I have yet to make a chain for it. It will probably be a much smaller version of my leaf chain, and hook into the back. I used a patina to create the color, which I rather like for its contrast, and then sealed the metal with wax.

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