Saturday, March 10, 2007

Petal Ring

I completed my petal ring this morning.
I should have waited for some guidance, since I started to rivet the whole thing together before I spoke to the instructor about it, and now the petals are immobile.
You live and learn. I did get some tips on how to achieve this, but too late for this ring.
I still like the ring a lot, so no harm done.

After I completed the ring, we had demonstrations on a bunch of ways to solder. The demos took almost the entire class. The last 1/2 hour of class, I practiced soldering with some scrap copper. I sweat soldered some sheet scraps to a square piece of copper, and then soldered some wire onto the square as well. It wasn't any kind of design that I am proud of... it was just for practice, so I didn't take pics.

We will start on Project 3 in two weeks since next Saturday is spring break. I have two weeks to come up with a design that incorporates soldering sheet and wire, with any processes we have learned up to this point. I better put on my thinking cap.


Vicki said...

It looks good Nancy, even if they don't spin. I like that each of the petals has a different texture. AND it looks great on!

Anonymous said...

way to go miss zetta !!!

it's okay if the petals dont spin. besides. They would probably end up stacking on top of each other....dont you think?

I like how all the petals are a bit different...and the shape of the flower is very pretty. so so cool. just like you !

Kathy Weller said...

i think it is an awesome ring. i didn't even know it was supposed to do something besides look nice. but regardless, it is a cool ring!!