CHARLOTTE TRACY

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Working on some Pendant designs based on butterfly wings for third year.  some are turning out good, some not so good. Hopefully a bit of research & inspiration will keep the creative flow going this afternoon

Working on some Pendant designs based on butterfly wings for third year. some are turning out good, some not so good. Hopefully a bit of research & inspiration will keep the creative flow going this afternoon

— 1 month ago with 1 note
#sketching  #jewellery  #design  #jewelry  #drawing  #pendant 

Self-Initiated Project - Vessels

Hand engraved aluminium, stamped copper, steel screws, with tension set hardwood base.

— 1 month ago with 1 note
#metalsmithing  #Metal Work  #craft  #vessel  #engraving  #engraved  #container  #crafts  #metal 

Self-Initiated Project - Vessels

Hand engraved copper, enameled copper, with tension set hardwood base.

Not entirely happy with this piece, I had trouble cleaning some solder away around the enamel.

— 1 month ago
#vessel  #Metal Work  #metalsmithing  #craft  #enamelling  #enamel  #engraving  #engrave  #copper  #metal  #crafts  #container  #vessels 

Self-Initiated Project - Vessels

Formed Aluminium, enameled copper, steel screws, tension set hardwood base.

— 1 month ago
#Metal Work  #metalsmithing  #craft  #vessel  #enamel  #container  #vessels  #metal  #aluminium  #copper 

Self-Initiated Project - Vessels

Hand engraved aluminium, stamped copper, steel screws, and a tension set hardwood base.

— 1 month ago with 1 note
#engraving  #metalsmithing  #Metal Work  #craft  #vessel  #container  #metal  #copper  #aluminium 

Self-Initiated Project - Vessels

Formed copper vessel, matt black and royal blue enamel, copper wire stitches and tension set hardwood base.

The first picture shows the first layer of enamel which is ground coat liquid enamel.

— 2 months ago with 2 notes
#metalsmithing  #craft  #Metal Work  #enamel  #vessels  #container  #metal  #crafts  #copper 

Self-Initiated Project - Vessels

Aluminium, with stamped copper, steel screws and tension set hardwood base.

I think i’d like to make a taller version of this with smaller pierced out quadrilaterals rather than one large one.

— 2 months ago
#Metal Work  #craft  #metalsmithing  #vessel  #container  #metal  #copper  #aluminium  #screws 

Self-Initiated Project - Vessels

This project was about exploring joining methods and new techniques.

The photos are progress shots of the enamelling and a photo of the finished vessel. Each vessel had a tension set hardwood base.

— 2 months ago
#vessels  #Enamel  #metalsmithing  #metalwork  #craft  #metal 

Liquid Enamel Test Pieces

— 2 months ago with 1 note
#enamel  #metal  #tests  #samples  #craft  #crafts 
Starting sketches for 3rd year by reworking shapes from my stand and deliver project after inspiration struck this afternoon! Little bit excited now!

Starting sketches for 3rd year by reworking shapes from my stand and deliver project after inspiration struck this afternoon! Little bit excited now!

— 2 months ago with 1 note
#excited  #sketching  #sketchbook  #shapes  #3rd year  #inspired 

This is the finished copper bowl I raised and posted progress shots of.

I wanted the bowl to be smooth and then fade out to rough at the edges, so I only smooth over the bottom with a file and went over the whole bowl with emery paper. I left the inside with a planished finish.

— 2 months ago with 3 notes
#bowl  #metalsmithing  #metalwork  #craft  #copper  #metal 
Finished My Second Year

Finished my second year last week, but I’ve been so bored since then. I’ve started sketching for my 3rd year….. just a bit sad I won’t be able to start it till September.

— 2 months ago with 3 notes
#3rd year  #me  #personal  #bored  #excited