My next jewellery project was to make a brooch incorporating the newly learnt skills and techniques of cold joins or rivets.
Continuing to gain inspiration from the gates and fences from Hill End, I referred back to one I studied during my residency, and produced a non-toxic etching from the same subject matter. I was particularly inspired by this one, as it was held together with bolts, which would have a similar 'look' to rivets when recreated in metal.
|Rose Cottage, Etching 2013|
Inspired, I built a marquette using wood to get an idea of size and scale.
|Hill End Gate Brooch Marquette, 2014|
The final brooch was completed using copper sheet cut into strips and all joins have been riveted in place also using copper. We were also shown how to set a bezel cut jewel in between two layers of metal, and so I incorporated this technique, using a pink cubic zirconia.
|Hill End Brooch, copper + pink cubic zirconia. 6cm x 6cm|