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4 piece set on Ammonite theme
« on: June 13, 2016, 11:48:22 PM »

I asked my sister what she wanted for her birthday and she said a shawl pin so I started designing.  I normally do rather simple pieces so I wanted to get out of my comfort zone.  I came up with an idea of fossil and decided on ammonite.  I made the pin out of Hawkseye (Blue Tigerseye) and the made the shield at top and textured it and cut out sections to look like coral and then used these as pieces soldered to the surface.  I then added a Gem Silica and an Opal as accent stones.  Next post will have the other 3 pieces to finish the set.

I hope people don't mind I thought I would add my thought progression of the design as it happened through finished piece.
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Re: 4 piece set on Ammonite theme
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2016, 11:50:04 PM »

Okay the 3 remaining pieces.  I am sorry I was looking for some of the design pics of when I decided to use copper and try my first attempt at riveting but couldn't find the process of pics. I put together what I had available, folder is missing somewhere.  So anyway next thing was making pieces to go with the Pin to make a set (AND, a very happy sister!)

When I decided to add the Copper I had the idea to shape it like the tentacles of the ammonite to give it more life and texture the copper like I did the backing of the Shawl pin.
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Re: 4 piece set on Ammonite theme
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2016, 04:34:13 AM »

Great work! I never heard of a shawl pin b4. That is sup er cool making a round shaft from tiger eye!
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Re: 4 piece set on Ammonite theme
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2016, 10:45:00 AM »

Holy smokes!  That's gorgeous!  Love the use of the tiger eye in the shawl pin and the pendant/earrings.  You do some beautiful metalwork.   :icon_sunny:
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Re: 4 piece set on Ammonite theme
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2016, 06:33:55 PM »

Fantabolous work. Love the unique approach, and design.
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