Only two weeks of my course left which has sent me into a frenzy of starting and stockpiling pieces of impressed and reticulated metal so I have something to work on through the summer! So nothing finished but loads to inspire.
The bubbles and grid book charms in gilding metal have both been drilled, polished and sealed and are awaiting their pages.
Another pierced and impressed piece of gilding metal is ready for the sea glass centre.
A blue fragment from Seaham – the perfect shape.
These are tiny offcut circles from another piece which I couldn’t resist reticulating. They need polishing in the barreller but they remind me of cornflakes!
I love to include text in my work and I experimented with leaving spaces in a piece of reticulated metal which could be engraved.
A section of the larger piece cut for a pendant. This needs annealing again to get rid of the pink oxide in the folds of the reticulation.
Another piece reticulated into holes to cover a failed attempt to impress the brass with some embroidered fabric.
And more successful impressing:
The same diamond grid fabric as above but over a failed impression and with less pressure from the rollers.
Layering impressions of lace and a lacy fabric.
I’m going to have to plan my remaining two sessions very carefully to get the maximum out of them.