From Paper to Metal and a little Krull too

It reminded me too much of the Glaive not to pass up these cheesy homage ©2015 WTEK
It reminded me too much of the Glaive not to pass up this cheesy homage ©2015 WTEK

I whet your appetite with the paper designs for the commissioned trophy, but now I’ve got some in process shots for you too.

I textured and folded two sheets of brass for the base and the main bowl portion, then I air chased the sheet destined to be the bowl.

The base all cut-out and pretty ©2015 WTEK
The base all cut-out and pretty ©2015 WTEK

Yeah, like “there was told a day would come when the 24g sheet of brass would be air chased before being joined with its one true love, the 22g brass base…” They were meant to be together since the dawn of time, hehe. But I digress.

Air chased cone of brass ©2015 WTEK
Air chased cone of brass ©2015 WTEK

After unfolding everything flat, I went ahead and drew on the patterns and cut, filed, and sanded them. Next I moved onto the nickel pieces. These were textured, folded, and pierced as well. And see how I took the edge from the bowl “petals” to draw the edge of the nickel “petals”? That’s to bring the whole design together.

The petals of nickel ©2015 WTEK
The petals of nickel ©2015 WTEK

I can’t wait to get back in the studio to start forming these pieces up. Then I get to rivet them, and by rivet I mean there will be around 36 rivets in this piece. But you know me, that’s the way I form.

PS: Can you tell I had too many Starbursts today?

See the pattern of the nickel piece next to the brass petal? ©2015 WTEK
See the pattern of the nickel piece next to the brass petal? ©2015 WTEK
I couldn't resist putting an actual rose next to the bowl parts. They will not be going together this way BTW ©2015 WTEK
I couldn’t resist putting an actual rose next to the bowl parts. They will not be going together this way BTW ©2015 WTEK

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