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Butterfly Brooch

Posted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:55 pm
by Thomas Hayman
Hi all, a quick little something, not quite finished.



It will be a butterly shaped brooch. Initially made of copper to test the design and tweak the pattern as necessary copying in silver afterwards.

The pattern was made from a picture found on google of a real butterfly. I then imported that into Freehand and traced the outline, scaling it down to a more sensible size.

This was then very tediously cut out with a jewelers saw. After snapping 3 blades i finally go it cut out and filed to a more pleasing shape.

Not a lot to look at so far, i'll put some more pictures up tomorrow once i have shaped and textured.

Re: Butterfly Brooch

Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 7:47 pm
by British
So how did your broach turn out?

Re: Butterfly Brooch

Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 7:49 pm
by Thomas Hayman
Unfortunately i haven't gotten round to finishing much to my shame :-/

Re: Butterfly Brooch

Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:08 pm
by British
T'is a shame. You've only had since January.
How were you going to decorate it?

Re: Butterfly Brooch

Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:29 pm
by Thomas Hayman
That's the thing, i couldn't quite make my mind up about it.

I was thinking of setting a stone down the middle for the body and texturing the wings.

Re: Butterfly Brooch

Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:37 pm
by British
Well, I'm biting my thumb in anticipation to see it finished!

Re: Butterfly Brooch

Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 9:05 pm
by Thomas Hayman
Ufortunately as you may have guessed, it isn't the top of my list of things to finish. The workshop needs finishing first (hopefully the next couple of months).