Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The hard process of crating a silver jewelry... a happy bunny!

I have a few time in this matter, just 3 years of studing this amazing world of the jewerly maker.

It has been a long since my first time at school, when my teachers taught me to hold a jewelry saw. It was very hard for me because I was used to work with soft materials, like clay, plasticine, paper, but working with metals is just another world.

The strengh of the metal, in this case was brass, was something I didn't imagine, and some many times i broke the blades!! and trying to trace a straight line with a jewelry saw was one of the most challenging task to do.

But to discover your my own desings in this material, was just amazing! something you can wear, deserves all the hard work it takes.

This was some of my first work, by "cutting" the sheet of brass, in spanish it's called "calado", that means to perforate de sheet of metal. I will search, how to say it in english.

Here is an example of one of my first pieces in brass, the title of the piece is: "happy bunny"