Saturday, December 3, 2011

more work in progress

I have been further experimenting with the faux shibuichi technique, which I want to use on my 'prayer scrolls'. Every new experiment and every step gives me another inspiration how to use this. This is where I am so far:







I love the achievable texture, although the material has its own challenges - it is much harder to work than copper or silver. The results are very rewarding. Hoping to have these pieces finished soon.

21 comments:

Christine said...

Beautiful! It has the look of an ancient artifact. I look forward to the finished piece.

sharon said...

These are so gorgeous Renate! I really love the texture and the organic quality.

lilylovekin said...

Such lovely work, it inspires me to get out my beads and go to work myself-I've been in a little slump lately.

Jenni said...

What a gorgeous look...love the combination of color with texture.

mairedodd said...

absolutely stunning - the patterns/texture you are creating are just so unique and beautiful... well, done - and i would say, worth the extra work for sure!

TesoriTrovati said...

very cool patterns and I love the shape! Thanks for sharing a glimpse into your process. Enjoy the day!
Erin

Judy said...

I love the textures on the metal and thanks so much for sharing your process. I look forward to seeing the finished project.

fanciful devices said...

AH! I banged my hand against the screen trying to grab at these gorgeous things!

Barry said...

S/R - great work - the detail work is exquisite - and just so fits with the notion of being a protective wrapper for a personal sacred scroll. Great concept, design and execution. Thanks for sharing. B

Monica said...

I like your texture, your works. I follow you!

romantic decay said...

beautiful work!! i'm looking forward to the finished piece.

Katie said...

These look amazing, and I love your jewelry!

Lela Bouse-McCracken said...

Very beautiful work. I'm looking forward to perusing more of your blog.

Carla Trujillo said...

Very cool Renate! Love the metal wrapped around the fabric piece!

steufel said...

Irgendwas stimmt nicht mit Blogger bei mir. Meinst Du, ich hätte diese tollen Stücke aufploppen sehen? Traumhaft sind die. Gottlob sind sie mir nicht durch gerutscht!

Petra Carpreau said...

Is the Shibuichi the base metal? How did you make the patterns on the top? It suits your style perfectly. Really looking forward to seeing the end result.
x

Deryn Mentock said...

Wow, Renate...I love this!

Cristi Baxter Clothier said...

These pieces are beautiful and very inspiring!

Nana Louise said...

Fantastic. I love how you make the metal look ever so soft.

Luthien said...

i SO LOVE the patterned metal! did you etch it yourself?

alek said...

i remember reading this a while back, then i couldnt remember wher id read it to read some more about this technique, this is a beautiful piece