Wednesday, February 20, 2013

First Bezel

Here is my first bezel setting.  There were many steps involved with making it.  I started with a piece of brass and two piece of copper. This particular piece is inspired by the cosmos representing the moon, stars, earth and the universe.

I dapped a copper circle into a dome. Then I used salt and ammonia to create the patina.  I cut my copper and brass shapes, sanded the edges of both and added texture to the brass. On the copper I soldered a strip of copper that would become the bezel. I created tube rivets out of copper and brass tubing that were used to connect the moon and star/sun together. Finally I placed the patinated copper dome into the setting and sanded the whole piece.

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