I encouraged the sub to go through my sketches, and we chose this picture frame pendant. I initially wanted to make this pendant with tubes and rivets so as to have a space in between to change out a small photo. This version, however, will be a picture permanent in the frame, sandwiched between two pieces of copper, with a piece of thin plastic over the top of the picture.
I plan to search for a picture to include in this frame tomorrow. I am thinking of an impressionistic floral painting or something like that.
The side view... since this project needed to be formed and textured, I formed the sides slightly outward and the corners more so. The rivets will come into play once I find an appropriate image to incorporate. As it stands right now, I plan to rivet only the center of the two sides and the bottom. I initially wanted to rivet through the bail as well, but I formed the tip into a leaf and I realize that a rivet will just destroy the look of it.
So, this is what I did today in class. Next week I hope to finish this pendant and my ring that can't be done....yeah, we'll see.