Friday, March 13, 2009

Weekend Eye Candy - Pierced Edition

Piercing is the act of sawing out a design in sheet metal with a delicate jeweler's saw. If you don't do it right, the blades break, the design gets mangled and you start all over again. It's a very labor intensive process. After the patten is cut away, there is lots of finessing, grooming and sanding. But the end result is magical.

Hollyhock Brooch - sterling; titanium; copper

I've sent an image of the brooch pictured above to Lark for consideration in a book on mixed metals. Wish me luck!


Liv'nGood Jewelry said...

wow - those are some amazing finds

i'm still working on cutting straight lines w/ my saw! lol

kait said...

Wow, thanks for the inclusion (again)!!!

Ruth said...

How neat. I love the titanium giving that subtle change in color. Hope it's accepted!

Maggie said...

It's gorgeous Lora, You'll get in for sure!