On Tuesdays, we have a workshop with Chris Carrol who is a traditional Silversmith with a workshop in the city. http://www.corksilver.com. With Chris, we do traditional apprentice excercises. In this case it was to make a Tea Caddy spoon. The point was to practice piercing (sawing) and pleinishing (hammering).
On wednesday we got a new brief, to make a ceremonial piece. Again we must use the new skills which are coming at us fast and furious. I thought of making a kind of Celtic Tiara but settled instead for a Binder. This is used in pagan marriage ceremonies to tie the wrists of the two vict... em, bride and groom together. It's still a work in progress. Our instructor gave me a crash course in repousse so I had a great time hammering out a spiral disc. I'm still evolving the finished look of the piece, so I'll have a photo soon. Meanwhile, I'm enjoying my walk to and from the train station everyday. Here's an old window above the Tikki graffiti I posted last time. I always liked that window and was glad to see them restore the building but with the economy coming to a grinding halt , so has the restoration.
I like this little flower design. It would look cool as a cabochon in a ring