This is my first collaboration with my mom. She is a sculptor she makes pewter statues and does lost wax casting when making jewelry. Anyway she is now beading jewelry and she has a lot of elaborate pieces and I want to set up an account for her here but she is all shy about it. lol i will get her to do it I know I will!
Okay so I made the pendant and she made the necklace for it and added the pretty swarovski crystal at the bottom.
So this is the bedframe I have been working on for myself for the past 1.5-2 weeks. All hand forged and torch bent steel construction. Minus the headboard, which I upholstered with some micro-suede fabric I got on clearance at joAnn's! My mattress just arrived yesterday, and I must say it is a vast improvement over the bed I've been using, which was a 24" wide camping mat...
First in the Body Sculpture series. A photo to show the form on its own (off a body). All hand forged from W-1 tool steel and joined without welding. See [link] for more of my rationale and other bits about this series. Finish: etching, sanding and beeswax for protection from rust.
This is the FULL view of another piece from my "Brushstrokes" series. It's a 5 part incalmo switch axis piece with engraving as well. This piece was a lot of playing around with different engraving patterns and trying to make this thing stand up steadily! Not my most balanced piece ever...
About 5 hours hot shop time, solo-blown and about 4-6 hours of engraving.
Just finished the welding on this one last night. Still have to go back and clean up all the spatter and a few welds. Very happy with this one so far. Piece is about 14 inches long and weighs about ten pounds.