Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Labradorite Chunkie - Toodles series

Aztec T reminded me that I have a stash of gorgeous Labradorite chunks. They are polished on one side and rough all around. The challenge - cover as little stone as possible, but protect all the rough edges... This one worked. *happy dance*

Much more gorgeous schiller than my camera would capture. With miles of copper wire, it stands 2 3/4" tall and 1 3/4" wide. Another Statement piece. Not for the shy and timid.

Next step, the oxidizing. Couldn't wait to share. *grin*

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Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Aztec Treasure in the daylight

OK, so I took everything outside, into the heat, to see how sunlight would look. Of 14 shots, only 2 were worth keeping. *sigh*
The wire shows up a bit better here, as does the beveling, but still, so much detail is hiding...

A new shot of the back, showing the beveling a bit better than the one last night.

Aztec Treasure

A special piece for a special man.
I've been commissioned to join an Aztec calendar medallion with a beautiful multi-beveled quartz. Ancient civilization to ancient earth. I hope I've done them justice... The camera certainly won't.
The challenge - a simple, masculine piece. No glue, no solder, only wire. At first, I thought silver, but oxidized copper is so much more fitting to the ancient theme.
The back side - the beautifully clear quartz allows the reverse side of the medallion to make it's presence known. Lovely from any angle...

Four inches tall from top of bail to point. What a conversation starter!
Patrick, it's ready.