Friday, April 22, 2011

rolling mill

I'm very excited that I recently got my own rolling mill. I have seen others work using a rolling mill and loved the organic effects. Dry leaves, thread, dry flowers, cut paper or handmade paper, thin wire, fabric are just a few of the things that can be used to texture silver, copper and brass. I was kind of afraid to use it on silver since the price of silver is so high right now - the new mill sat there unused for about a week - till I remembered - oh, Copper! Brass! Today was the first day to really try it out and this was my first texture on copper - a skeletal leave:

 I've already worked up a jewelry design to use this that I think will be pretty cool. I hope to show the finished pendant next week!