My Bird a Week piece this week is made from something I have had sitting around for a while. Hilary comes to my workshops and bought a lovely notebook with her a while ago. I rolled out a bit of Art Clay Silver and took this impression directly off the front cover of the book as I thought it was so lovely.
This week I cleaned up the shape and added the hobnail decoration down the sides. Then I added a bail and decorated the back. Once the piece was fired I added some fine silver spirals and 24k keum boo. Finally I patinated it with Liver of Sulphur and gave it a light polishing.
I have called this piece Tori which is the Japanese for bird (I hope!!).
Here is the reverse which is set with a 2mm lab ruby.
It has been an exciting time for me in the last couple of weeks, I am a cover girl - TWICE!! - and at my age!!!
More on that in my next post in a day or so. ;-)