Copper sheet rose-cut pendant, like the teapot, each piece is going to be drilled along the perimeter and stitched together.
But anyway, here's the rundown...
Soldering station: Check
Jeweler's Bench and hand tools: Check
Vibratory Tumbler: Check
Kiln and enamels: Check
Fully Operational! Yes!
I'm back in the saddle! I made a promise to myself to work at my bench at least 3 hours a day, and so far I've stuck to it. Great progress is being made on my teapot and I've got some great production pieces started. I've been continuing the process I started at the end of the school year where I take sheets of enameled copper with holes drilled around the perimeter and then stitch them together with embroidery floss (e.g. my pink slotted box). I've been looking a lot at complex geometric shapes with names I can't pronounce (Truncated Cuboctahedron, Pentagonalconsitetrahedron, Icosidodecahedron, etc.) as influences, as well as traditional cutting styles for diamonds and gemstones (rose cut, square cut, baguette, etc.) I'm also continuing my florid victorian ornament fixation and piercing those motifs onto the copper plates of my teapot. More updates to come...