Lots of new updates this week!
I finally bit the bullet and sat down early this week and started my charms. I found I was so caught up in figuring out a perfect design in my head that I wasn't actually coming up with anything. Creative block was certainly setting in. I decided just to pull up my chair to my bench and start playing around with some standard design shapes and this is what I came up with:
Due to the sky rocketing cost of sterling silver, I opted to do the majority of my charms in copper but I did sneak in some sterling casting grain to the design. I also wanted to add a splash of color to my charms with some torch fired enamels. Here is my finished charm prototype:
Back of charm:
I am quite happy with my final results. One down. Twenty one to go!
Laura from SimplyAdorning shared her charm design progress.
She says, " I have my concept figured out, it will probably end up being a round charm, but here's the idea of it. I took a Zentangle drawing class and it was both fun and inspiring, so I wanted to try and translate it to metal...it will be mixed metal, with riveting."
Shae from citizenobjects has been busy working on her charms too.
She shares this about her charms: "I finally have gotten underway. I thought I had it all figured out months ago, and then of course at the last minute I had an epiphany! Here are WIP photos and a prototype- don't worry, the real charms will be much nicer (I hope). The engineering of this took me a while- I am sure you sneaky jewelers could have done it in your sleep."
Until next time...