Last week, I met with the Manager of the Woodmere Art Museum Gift Store and we made plans for the inventory that I'll supply in preparation for Spring.
Yes, only a few weeks into Winter and it's time to get ready for Spring.
There was an interest in my fold formed leaf pendants, but the fact that they don't lay flat was an issue.
No problem.....I said that I would make other, flat-laying leaf pendants that could be considered when I return with new inventory.
I already had some milled copper leaves and got to work turning them into finished pendants.
Dried leaves had been rolled in my mill with sheets of annealed copper.
To give this pendant necessary substance, I saw cut a larger base of heavier gauge brass, texturing the edges with a ball peen hammer.
The two layers were riveted together with balled copper wire.
Because I generally like to have something interesting on both sides of my pendants, I stamped a message on the back side of the brass base before riveting the pieces together.
'LIKE THE TREES I HAVE LEARNED TO BEND IN THE STORM'
Maybe I should also learn how to better control my riveting hammer.