Monday, September 28, 2009

Metal – beaten and busted

Sometimes we just try to take the material too far. As you can see I had beaten this small bowl into shape; had added a line of copper rivets as and internal decorative feature; and was attempting to rivet a curved piece of metal to the bowl as an external decoration.

All went well attaching the external piece with rivets – all looked solid – but as I attempted to beat and meld the metal together the attached piece let go and also split. In its own way it does not look too bad – so I might go back and work it a bit more and see if the split and detached rivets can be incorporated into the final piece.

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