PROCESS SHOTS - AT FIRST SATURDAY ARTS MARKET

I had a piece of copper that I had colored with Prismacolor Pencils.  I fabricated a setting for it during the first musician's set at the First Saturday Arts Market.  The game here is inspired by Taureg jewelers whose dramatic silver work is produced with very few tools under ancient conditions.

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Finished product... 

 

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Starting place

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Marked and partially cut fire-patinated copper

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 Tabs cut and bent to fit the piece which had originally been rectangular but had been distorted with a specialized hammer (cross peen). 

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Tab in the back used to roll out a tube for a bail

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I tapped the tabs with a punch to give a texture and to seat the tabs

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Finished. 

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