Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Jewellery for the walls....

Last weekend I finally finished a large metalwork piece which had been commissioned by a very good customer. The motifs were inspired by some furnishing fabric they had supplied as a starting point. The main body of the piece was constructed from copper rods with applied copper leaves & brass details. Saw piercing, embossing & stamping added the decorative details & the final finish on the metal was a bronzing solution giving a burnished effect.

Sketch idea...... then leaves cut ready

First section soldered

The completed wall piece measures approx 90cm x 60cm

Although it can be a challenge when asked to produce something different from your normal work, I enjoyed making this piece & I'm happy with the end result. I'd like to develop this freer style in my metalwork further when I get the opportunity.

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