Yesterday and today I have been working on a stash of riveted earrings and a couple of simple pendants. But I also decided to do something with those beef bones. Yesterday I made the bone pendant prototype below.
|©2015 Barry Smith - Simple bone pendant with brass 'bead' inside.|
|©2015 Barry Smith - Simple bone pendant with rough glass bead on the outside and top.|
|©2015 Barry Smith - Simple bone pendant with dicromic glass bead on the outside and top.|
|©2015 Barry Smith - Bone pendant with silver-plated copper plate on front surface|
A couple of photos below showing a pile (about 60-70 pieces) of small metal fragments to be used for the earrings. The next photo shows pierces designed from various fragments and stored in individual pots so they don't get mixed up in the grinding-polishing process.
|©2015 Barry Smith - Many small fragments of recut offcuts|
|©2015 Barry Smith - Sorted, potted and ready for grinding and polishing before assembly.|
|©2015 Barry Smith - Bone and riveted silver-plate pendants|