As promised, a few pics of the Dragonfly piece, reworked into a brooch. I'm so happy with the final results. I did remove the stone to do some solderig on the back side in order to add the brooch mechanisms. I also felt it needed more rivets, larger ones, for balance, not weight, but balance for the overall look and feel.
This is a gift for my daughter :-)
The ring is ready to add to my shop, when it reopens. It has is sporting one of the wavy sterling silver bands I showed in a previous blog post...(as always I show work in progress)
The little mini pendants are just that...mini and just - sweet. The bails I soldered are really very ordinary, but I believe they are all begging for a colorful beaded chain. (to-do when I return from vaca!)
A dear friend sent me a note with a dragonfly hug which I read this morning, ironic because of the dragonfly I just resoldered into a brooch. (my sister in laws suggestion) It really seemed too big for a pendant, and she held it up near her chest and I had a delayed V-8 moment! (head slapping and all!)
I'll take pics of the dragonfly later...
These are from yesterday as well. One has since dropped onto the deck. Have you ever witnessed a shivered bloom falling on its own? I haven't. I've certainly dead headed, or just touched near and seen one fall...but it seems more rare than spotting a shooting star.
These guys are old buddies, yeah they talk in some sort of frozen-stance code. Hibiscus stays unlonely. Hibiscus loves to eaves drop on their very odd conversations.
Here's Bart, we love this little fella. He is always around when I sport the camera. He just knows when to pose. Someday I'll get hubby to tape his Marilyn Monroe mew...
Coffees good and hot, my studio is a disaster and I'm not sure what today holds for me. I have an appt with a doc which means getting on the 4 lanes and not saying the Fudge word aloud to myself. It just means clutch-neutral, 1st shift to 2nd, back to neutral, maybe hit 2nd gear. I would go the back way, but there's road work, and the detour is twice the distance.