February 2nd, 2009
Since it is Imbolc/Candlemas, I had the notion of making a Brigid's Cross in silver to honor the day.
I was semi-successful.
Attempt #1 did NOT work with metal, so I scrapped it.
Attempt #2 worked OK with metal, but I screwed it up, so it too was scrapped.
Attempt #3 seems to be the turning point. I have about half of the thing made, and will finish it in the next few days. I;d hoped that I could weave the whole thing and then at the end add a bit of solder to keep everything in line; it turns out that I need to solder periodically to keep everything from getting wonky. OK, whatever... but it did slow down the process.
I'm contemplating sending the finished pendant off to be cast; so far it's looking really pretty.
Current Mood: thoughtful
I'm eager to see this. Mine was off the cuff and I'd like to do another that's more intentional and captures the shape better.
Attempt #3 is pretty much done in terms of the basic construction. Plus I learned from it how to do BC4.0 which will be better... but nonetheless, I'll finish 3.0, because I expect to learn things from the finishing.
I think 4.0 will be the one I send for casting, though, if I send any one for casting.
Pictures when it looks less stupid. :)