Just making a feather and this is the beginning. I draw what I want and make a photocopy of it incase I mess up or want to use it again. I keep the copy in a drawer with lots of other drawings. Better yet save it on your computer and be able to edit it larger or smaller…I rolling milled the center piece and filled it to a point and soldered it on… and embellished the rest with an engravers punch and some really small doming punches. Notice I have taped the feather down to the anvil. I pretty much tape everything down to hammer it. Saves your fingers. Double sided tape works ok too for small items like hammering little jump rings. Then I soldered on some other little details and wrapped some silver around the end. This pic is the feather pickled but not done yet! I finished it today (it’s really pretty!) but can’t show you the rest until I have more done. I will be hanging the feather from an entirely different stone setting. More to come but it’s gonna be a little wait. Have much to do first. The feather is about 3.5 inches long.
May 8, 2012