Posts Tagged ‘horse’

Silver PMC Jewelry

Each piece of silver PMC designed and handmade by artist. These two charm bracelets were inspired by the Toulouse the Moose children’s storybook (www.toulousethemoose.com) Each jump ring has been soldered.
Cat pendant Horse stick pin  Cliff Swallow pendant
  Hummingbird necklace very delicate.  Small hand strung garnet beads strand added to the silver PMC design.
  PMC translated is precious metal clay either with silver, copper, or bronze. Once you have made your design it’s fired in a kiln then finishing touches, soldering bales, polishing etc. 

If you want to learn how to work with PMC you may contact my instructor,Katharina Stute, 949-364-6905

 

Copper Horse

This technique is called Repousse (should be an accent grave over the last “e”). A French word literally meaning, “to push back.”  This is a method of pushing, hammering from the back side of the copper metal sheet creating a relief of my design.  The copper has been annealed or softened and made malleable in order to be able to hammer my design, impressions and is supported by a bowl of pitch.  After many hammerings with special small metal tools (some that I made) the molecular structure of the copper begins to harden and annealing is needed to soften the copper again by applying heat.  It’s a long process and the more intricate the design more time invested.  The reverse of repousse is  called “chasing”  it’s the same process but working from the front side which I also applied to this piece.  It gave me a great deal of appreciation for the work I have seen in museums. This was my first attempt at it.  Everything you see has been hand crafted. I stamped the leather design, I soldered the copper pegs holding the piece inside the shadow box as well as the copper balls on each corner of the copper piece.  I look forward to doing more.  If you are interested in taking Katharina Stute’s class, you may call her at 949-364-6905.