Saturday, February 27, 2010

Garnet in the Rough Brooch

This new brooch consists of a couple of new techniques that I have not tried before. First of all, I pressure set a garnet under a wooden setting. I also set up the brooch so that you can see the stone from both sides of the brooch. It also creates way for light to pass through the garnet in order to showcase the stone. This brooch measures 1 1/8" wide x 1 7/8" tall. It is also 1/4" thick.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Bulletin Board Brooch

"Don't Forget To Pick Up Milk"

This brooch is fabricated with copper and then oxidized. Other Materials: Cork, Wood turned red heart, nickel silver, and a post it note.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Bulletin Board Brooch

I am in the middle of my most recent creation: The Bulletin Board Brooch. I created the brooch portion and now I am working on the accessories. I turned the wooden push pins today using redheart on the lathe.