Thursday, January 15, 2009

Chased Killerwhale Pendant in Sterling silver.

This was my first chased piece. I started this project thinking it might go along easily. Soon was I to find out that chasing is a lot more work than first appears. Over the summer of 2008 I worked many hours on this piece under the guidance of my friend, fellow artist and teacher Haida artist, Jay Simeon. I first engraved this piece, then fashoned and soldered on square wire along the rim of the piece to add depth. Then I fashoned the bale and posts and soldered them on the top. Lots of work but I am really proud of this piece! Thanks Jay!

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