Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Progress Report: Fob & Hook

A watch chain must have a fob, so today I made one from 18 ga. steel wire and a marble from my collection.  It is a glorious marble, with bubbles, streaks, and sort of a champagne color.  And also from steel wire, a hook.  Both were darkened and polished with gun blue, which can produce some peacock colors, although in mild steel it isn't as obvious.  Then I finished off with Renaissance Wax.

The links and jump rings come next.

It's a delight to work with the sort of focus that allows each stage to be an end in itself, as mindfully as I can manage, no hurry.  That lets the ideas flow.

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