the start of something new & limited edition..can you guess what it is from this pic?
it's my foray into homewares & this prototype silver & steel candle stick is bound for my table at home. starting the setting that will hold the candle (here are the sides & base)
now that they are soldered, i add another setting which will hold the silver & steel together with a 'cold join' (those 2 metals will not join with solder).almost finished the silver part..one more thing..a spike for the candle!
because this one is for me, i've carved a detail in the top but only some of the ones i plan to make will have this - most will be plain i think.Engine part & setting waiting to be assembled. This piece came from a 1938 Ford engine & is BEAUTIFUL! it even has 'Ford' written in cursive on the base *sigh*starting to set the steel into the silver - i used a rivetting hammer for this job beacause it's tiny proportions were good for the strange angle it had to be held/hit on. (the same technique used for this repair a while ago)
Hopefully i'll have some finished pics tomorrow!
it's now tomorrow! i thought i'd add these pics here instead of a new post:)
the setting needs a lot of cleaning up to disguise the push-marks so here it is being polished..the beautiful base! see how it says 'Ford'? wow.finished! ..the test model at least. The next one i make will be much plainer & will going back to the man who gifted these engine parts to me in the first place - omg i think i've made a man-gift!
& then i'll only have 6 left to make for the shop - if you'd like one please let me know:) they'll be $250 each.