I've had a couple of ideas which I wanted to try out in silver for a while and yesterday I spent the afternoon in my basement doing just that.
I found these templates in my Martha Stewart Encyclopedia of crafts and used them as the outline for some silver pendants.
This is my favourite one. I still have to do some serious polishing but so far I am really pleased. I hammered the silver before cutting to give him a hairy look then added the flat collar after. Do you think he should have an eye ? I'm still undecided. You barely see the eyes in real Scottie Dogs because their hair is always in the way so maybe he should stay the way he is.
Still a bit more work to do on this one but at least she has an eye! It's not very clear but I hammered the little wing with a kind of feathery texture though the rest of the bird is flat. I'm thinking now of a wee branch for her to sit on... or maybe a couple of friends then linking them together in a bracelet..
It's been a while since I did any silver work and I had such fun with these ones. I really ought to do it more often. Will just need to buy more silver.
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