Here are some rough prelim sketches of a few pieces that I want to do using the river stones. Yes, these will be revised and improved upon, too:
Anyhow, the designs are very simple, and the focus will be the stones. Any flat metal pieces, such as the base on the bracelet, will be textured. I also may add 2 different tones of metals within the pieces or make them a bit more unique.
I also have some other designs combining textured metal with fiber art, too, in a very cool necklace. Sorry, no sketch yet. This one is unique enough that I may show you the finished piece if it comes out like I envision.
The design aspect to this class comes more naturally to me than the execution. Once i get comfortable using the torches and tools, I can move ahead with implementing the designs.
Thanks to Faith, for sending me the website where I can visually see how to work with the tools. I am a visual learner, so that tip is very helpful!
Off to celebrate Labor Day now… Hugs, Carla