It’s done. The vessel and stand are done and ready to be turned in on Monday. It’s been a love/hate relationship. I hated all the hammering to raise it, the planishing almost drove me crazy, the enamel inside didn’t turn out as planned and the stand has it’s own set of problems. But it’s done. And, really, I think it looks pretty damned amazing. I had no idea I could do something like this.
The vessel is copper with leaded enamel on the inside. I couldn’t get a good picture of it, but the color is a deep amber with a black stripe around the rim. The stand is sterling silver and the stones are synthetic topaz and peridot.
Here’s the piece put together. I like how the topaz are reflected in the copper. I lacquered the vessel so it won’t tarnish.
Here’s just the stand. Note that I set the peridots upside down so they form little pyramid feet. How clever is that?