I have made a decision to give up making metal jewellery, my hands don’t like it and I want to paint and draw more. So I’m selling off some tools, including my rolling mill if anyone is interested, ( just keeping a few basic items just in case I want to make something).
When going through my tools I thought I may as well use up what metal I have left and whilst I still have my rolling mill. Then I got thinking that some of my pieces have designs that indicate landscape or foliage and texture, I love making these pieces as I don’t have a plan I just work intuitively, just like drawing and painting.
I made this cuff which was ‘drawn’ with hammers, 3 different, but very basic hammers, once you know the marks they make , then just wielding them in different ways can create something impressionistic that represents foliage or landscape, and I got the same buzz that I get from painting and drawing.
Here’s my ‘hammer drawn’ copper cuff bangle.
I do like drawing with the hammer but my hands have kept me awake all night. The cuff is now on Etsy, but once I have finished using up my metal sheet I won’t be making any more ‘hammer drawn’ cuffs.