Recent Projects

by laurie jane kern on March 19, 2010

I just posted a few pictures of three things I have recently finished.

Go have a look at the Metals 2010 page.

Project 1) The necklace was made using scrap silver that I cast into an ingot, then rolled out and roller printed. I then had to saw, file and drill each square so I could mount them on the chain I had made. I made a set of earrings and a bracelet at the end of 2009 that are of the same style but I never got around to doing anything with the rest of the silver. Mary N help me come up with the design of hanging the squares off of the chain. I was a great idea cause this looks really good when worn with a turtle neck sweater.

Project 2) This is a repousse sample I made as a test to see how the designs would look. I plan to use these in some of the trinket trays I make (coming soon to my yet to be finished other website)

Project 3) Glider – this started as triangle of flat copper. I had some problems because I did not have the right size stake when I started. A new one was acquired and then it came into shape really easy. I did not plan on it looking like a Glider or a gull wing; I just go where the metal takes me and this is what I ended up with.

It is similar to my Wanton-Wonton cup, yes I know.

Currently, I am also raising what started as a 6″ diameter disk – I have a good base and the sides are at a pretty vertical angle but I want to get the sides to come in more. I am taking this one slow and hope to have it finished in another week or two.

[P.S. – my project ran through testing today and it looks like it will get pushed to the production servers next week. I have been able to fire my after burners and avoid getting sucked into that black hole!]

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Laurie Jane Kern March 31, 2010 at 11:53 am

Diane, it’s not a marriage – it is a weird genetic anomoly

Diane March 25, 2010 at 10:39 am

Looks like you are having so much fun. I was amused by this comment: “I just go where the metal takes me…” I think many artists would agree that the media often tells you what it needs to be. The marriage of the engineer and artist in you is interesting.

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