|Caribou Tine Pendant|
I was given some shed Caribou tines last Christmas.
They had been nicely smoothed and polished.
Falling back on one of my recent styles of using small flattened balls of sterling, I decided
to use Tracy's pods as design inspiration & go to town with one of the tines.
|I first cut two discs and soldered sterling balls to the smaller one of them.|
|I flattened the balls with my trusty planishing hammer.|
|And I domed the same disc.|
Understand that there was quite a lot of sanding going on between all these steps.
|Two holes were punched & a sterling bail was added.|
|A bezel was made for the base of the tine & soldered to the larger of the discs.|
|The dome section was soldered to the bezel disc.|
|The whole piece was treated with Liver of Sulfur and tumbled.|
|The tine was seated into its bezel with a little plumber's putty and the bezel pressed around it.|
|And I'm still weighing chain vs. leather......|
Or possibly even something else...
Thanks, Tracy, for the pod inspiration.