10 October 2011

mokume gane/ bracelet class at celie fago's studio

what a wonderful weekend...inspirational, and time with my great friend, barb.

here is my mokume billet (stack) of translucent bronze, gold, green and gray topped with bittersweet chocolate (color, not food)...with layers of "gold" leaf between....


after the billet is made, you use a variety of tools to press the dark color down into the stack to create patterning.
then you start slicing away- thin, thin sheets of the patterned polymer...






and this is the bangle that resulted from the layers...it's not quite done yet...i'm going to add some fused silver rings to it...


we also made polymer bracelets set in brass channels....


and this atrocity...these bracelets are designed to have a lot of rings, beads etc. dangling from them...that's what all those silver elements are....i believe i will use those silver elements on something that looks a lot less like poop.

3 comments:

barbarasfernald.com said...

I like the new blog format! I also really like the carving on your poop bracelet! (I haven't even scratched the surface of mine yet.) Hope you had a good long weekend. Miss you!
xoxo

holly k said...

hmmm....the carving looks so amateurish....i started another one with a linoleum cutter, rather than the dockyards...it's slightly better, but i don't think i'll be a professional bracelet-carver when i grow up! miss you too...
xoxo

holly k said...

this format is actually giving me some trouble...i might nor keep it...