I am making a Limited Edition series of earrings out of sawn and pierced copper. It will be beautifully enameled. A friend let me borrow her awesome kiln so I have been having fun playing with it (thank you Mary-Helen)! This series will allow me to test and explore colored glass enamels on copper while making some gorgeous new inventory at the same time.
I sketched some shapes and made multiple copies. They have been glued as close together as possible to limit material waste. This is a lot of sawing to do. So much sawing, I wonder if I am a little nutty for tackling it. It's fine, these guys just aren't going to come cheap.
An artsy shot of the sections. I am making a huge mess on my sofa and rug but that's ok. I have a vacuum. This is the happy house. Messes are good.
All the shapes are cut out. There are seven different styles. Next I drill a small hole in each of the interior shapes. Then I can cut out the insides. I want to save some of the interesting ones for other projects. Waste not.
After two long days of sawing, I ran out of saw blades. I ordered some more, and took the opportunity to order some mass-finishing media for a vibratory tumbler my friend Kimerlen gave me. I sure do not want to file and sand all of these pieces by hand. That's crazy talk. I pray the new equipment will do what I want. I'll let you know. 'Till then, it's back to custom orders for me!