Saturday, September 19, 2009
The Demon Brooch
So I've been working on this brooch for the past three days and it's given me so much trouble I thought it only fair to give it a posting.
It started out very simply. I had a bunch of pieces of silver that I wanted to fuse together to make a very textured brooch. Well that was the only part that actually went well. Everything else was a disaster. Nothing was soldering correctly...the back pin wasn't working etc. etc. Just a general bad day and it only got worse.
We even got into making back pins on one of the threads on Etsy....which helped me finally finish after I figured out why the pin wasn't working.
After being coined "the demon":
I had originally planned on not oxidizing the piece, and went ahead and set the peridot stone that I had. Well it just wasn't looking right..it needed more depth and I went ahead and put it in the LOS (liver of sulphur) If something else couldn't go wrong...some of the LOS got underneath my stone and oxidized just a bit of the silver underneath. The result? The stone now looks like an eye, most likely a demon eye for my horribly misbehaving brooch. ha. ha.
Posted by A. Heron at 6:59 AM