Friday, July 3, 2009
Commissioned Klimts In Silver
I don't usually do Klimts in silver. Firstly, because it's not very prominent in Klimt's own colour scheme. And secondly, for some reason, the silver artistic wire I use, is not as sturdy as the brass.
So I had this special request from one of my best customers EVER, to make her a pair of Klimts, in silver. I crafted it up, and the frame was too malleable for my liking. And so I hammered the hell out of it. The frame ends up having this slightly flattened look, but it becomes much more sturdy. I think it adds to the artisinal effect of the crafting too.
I didn't hammer the swirl though, 'coz I didn't want the WHOLE thing to look flat. I am really pleased how this has turned out. :)