27 Oct

They help you see that while the grass on the other side may seem greener, it really is just the glasses.  And as a piece of jewelry, it coveys this idea about the user.


THE TASK:  Create a piece of jewelry to be worn as a broach.

MATERIALS:  18 gauge Copper Frame, 1/4 in Clear Acrylic Lenses


first the frame was cut out in 3 pieces from a single copper sheet.

next, file down the edges and flatten out any uneven surfaces.

then solder on prong settings to hold the lenses.

after soldering, the piece went into a copper pickle to clean up any imperfections caused by the soldering process.

holes were then drilled into the frame and arms to rivet them into place, after the rivets were filed and sanded down flush.

once fully constructed, the piece was then sanded down to perfection, to be ready for paint.

lenses were then cut out with the help of a laser cutter. Files were constructed to the dimensions required and grass silhouettes were etched into the back sides of each lens.

the grass on the lenses was then tinted with green to help the visual language

the newly constructed frame was then bent into its final shape and given two coats of paint.

then then lenses were put into place and it was finished.


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