Friday, March 15, 2013

Mixed Metal Necklace from Hadar’s Class

Finished Piece

Back of finished piece
This is the last and 6th piece of jewelry I created in Hadar Jacobson’s Architexture Jewelry Class.  As you can see that was a very busy intensive class that was worth every minute and dollar!  There was so much to learn and Hadar was so willing to share. 
This project focused on layering different metal clays.  I rolled out and textured a layer of brilliant bronze, a layer of copper, a layer of steel and another layer of copper for the backing.  Each layer had a different texture.  I cut out the top layer of bronze and placed it over the copper layer making sure I had the amount of copper showing that I wanted.  Those two layers were placed over the steel and then onto the copper back layer.  This was an interesting way to build a piece as it provided support for each layer.  And as you can see it really produces nice depth. 

Before Firing

I made a long cylinder on a straw for the bail before finishing and firing (this got 2 firings).  I get loads of compliments on this piece! 
1st Firing

2nd Firing (door was really closed)
 To see my other pieces from Hadar's Class, click on
Feb and March archives. 

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Friday, March 15, 2013

Mixed Metal Necklace from Hadar’s Class

Finished Piece

Back of finished piece
This is the last and 6th piece of jewelry I created in Hadar Jacobson’s Architexture Jewelry Class.  As you can see that was a very busy intensive class that was worth every minute and dollar!  There was so much to learn and Hadar was so willing to share. 
This project focused on layering different metal clays.  I rolled out and textured a layer of brilliant bronze, a layer of copper, a layer of steel and another layer of copper for the backing.  Each layer had a different texture.  I cut out the top layer of bronze and placed it over the copper layer making sure I had the amount of copper showing that I wanted.  Those two layers were placed over the steel and then onto the copper back layer.  This was an interesting way to build a piece as it provided support for each layer.  And as you can see it really produces nice depth. 

Before Firing

I made a long cylinder on a straw for the bail before finishing and firing (this got 2 firings).  I get loads of compliments on this piece! 
1st Firing

2nd Firing (door was really closed)
 To see my other pieces from Hadar's Class, click on
Feb and March archives. 

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