Wednesday, April 1, 2009


Mixed-Metal Heart.  

This is an example of the kind of things that I've been working on lately.  It is a mixed-metal piece, made from bronze, fine silver, and 22 karat gold.  The bottom part is bronze, which is riveted to the top piece, which is .999 silver and 22 karat gold.  The nail-head rivets are made from 20 gauge, fine silver wire.  I used small brass nuts in between the two plates to create the space between them.  The gold is applied using the keum-boo method, with heat and pressure.  I'm working on doing a whole series of mixed-metal pieces that are connected in this way.  


Colleen J. Stella said...

Very nice! I love the look.

Jeanne Craine said...

Just beautiful,Cris!