I had some of my pieces photographed by David Orr Photography and wanted to share them with you.
David lives in Arizona and is known for his jewelry photography, you can find him here: http://davidorrphotography.com/
Friday, March 28, 2014
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Friday, March 21, 2014
At one of the retreats I went to last year I had a chance to use one of the biggest mandrels I had ever used before, the thing was 1 1/2 inches!
|This is Annie Shook holding the mandrel, we tag teamed it until it was finished-so much fun.|
So as soon as I got home I placed an order for 2 mandrels, a 1 1/2" and 2".
The first time I used these I was hooked! Here is the 2" in action
And here are the finished beads
What the heck am I going to do with beads that big you ask? Well, I am still pondering that but I have been having so much fun making them, it's kinda hard to stop.
Last week I decided to break out the electroforming kit that I purchased years ago and here is that process:
|The bead after painting with the copper paint.|
|The bead in the solution|
|My "go to" book|
And after 20 hours and some patina, here is the finished bead:
What do you think?