First is the piece I had hoped to finish last week, then gacked when I was closing the last prong. It's fixed, has a new patina, and a new prong mount. May I present Don't Leave Home Without It. Copper, chased and repousséd, cupric nitrate patina, sealed with Renaissance wax.
|This is your brain on jewelry.|
|Back side showing the steel setting.|
When the focal was done I decided to try fabricating a chain for it. That's currently in pieces on the bench.
Second is a bit of tool reclamation. While clearing out boxes from the studio I came across this poor thing. It is a mason's chisel (I think). You can see that it's in terrible shape; heavy rust all over. Just steel brushing wasn't going to bring it back to usable condition.