Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Happy Birthday to Me

Sorry I've been away but life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness have been crazy lately.....But I'm back and happy to share my birthday gift, from me to me, with tons of help from my wonderful friends.

The wonderful texture is a, one of a kind, collaboration between myself and my friend and fellow artist dona D. It was worked in the computer and "printed out" with a cool new toy of Michelle R's, which I wont talk about here because she is going to do a demo for our Metal Clay guild this year and I don't want to steal any of her thunder, but I will say, this toy is super duper cool.

Michelle gave me the piece of copper, how super nice was that, and we ran it thru her rolling mill with the the "print out" of the design. The stone in the center is chrysocolla and malachite. It's from Cabs by Mitch, my favorite online cab maker. I've had the stone forever and I'm so happy to have finally used it. I had to use both my torches to attache the stones bezel cup to the copper bracelet, wow was that fun. The little round guy is an amazonite. I love the way the blue and the copper look together, they just pop pop pop.

I couldn't be happier with how it turned out and I may never take it off.