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Serenity in copper and brass
Wednesday, December 9, 2009

I got bored this past weekend and decided to make one of these myself.... Copper and brass cut from sheet stock, then shaped and hammered by hand. The Chinese was hand cut using a jeweler's saw. Each piece was coloured and "aged" using a micro-torch before hammering everything together with small pieces of brass. The penny is there for sense of scale. Right now, it's acting as a pendant and telling me it wants to live with someone else. Just thought I'd share. (( Link to flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sara013/4162236256/ ))


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COMMENTS

Wednesday, December 9, 2009 3:39 PM

ANGELLEMARCS


GORGEOUS!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009 6:57 PM

GILOVE2DANCE


So when are you going to start selling these? :P It's gorgeous!!! I totally want one! I think you should maybe contact Qmx about selling these cause I think a whole load of people, myself included, would want one of these!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009 7:26 PM

RAREAIR23


Me included. I'd like to get one as well. That does look incredibly shiny. I am out!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009 10:46 PM

SHINYGOODGUY


Shiny does not do it justice. Folk would want this for their own. Great idea as a pendant.


SGG

Thursday, December 10, 2009 3:30 AM

SERENITYRIDDLE


I absolutely love this. This is amazing!! Ahem, when are you going to start selling these??

Thursday, December 10, 2009 4:47 AM

HELL'S KITTEN


Thank you all for your kind comments.
They are appreciated. ^__^

As for QMx - NO. First, I'm not a fan of their (previous?) business practices and therefore wouldn't want to associate myself with them. Second, I'm a complete hack compared to the gorgeous work they produce, so I can't imagine they'd even *think* about entertaining the idea. XD

And selling them...? Hadn't considered it. This thing took me about a day to complete, so it's not like I can crank 'em out. I guess I would consider commissions... ((shrug))

Anyway, thanks again for all your kindness.

Thursday, December 10, 2009 12:32 PM

NCBROWNCOAT


I'd like one too.

Thursday, December 10, 2009 9:28 PM

ZENMAN8512


I'd love to have one or two of both name your commission

Friday, December 11, 2009 9:59 AM

SISTER


please come live with me.

Friday, December 11, 2009 9:15 PM

KAREL


!!!

Amazing. Crafty. Gorgeous.

Saturday, December 12, 2009 4:28 AM

AURAPTOR


Seriously, I don't often go for such things, but I'd buy that in a second. The other similar items shown on your linked page are very nice, but this one absolutely stands out. I WANT one. :) If you're not capable of making 'em, find someone who will and let us Browncoats know!

Saturday, December 12, 2009 2:58 PM

COZEN


It's beautiful, as is the talent and desire in the making of it.

Monday, December 14, 2009 9:37 AM

KEELHAULER


Beautiful! Would love to have one!!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009 9:50 AM

OUT2THEBLACK


You could take a lot of the labor out of that by having the brass piece photoetched or plasmacut , which would enable you to produce them efficiently...

Wednesday, December 16, 2009 4:51 AM

HELL'S KITTEN


Again, everyone, I really appreciate all the kind comments. It's quite flattering and very unexpected.

Out2theblack - Yes, yes, there are a number of things that *could* be done to "produce them efficiently", but the result wouldn't be what you see here.

I really have no intentions of "producing" them, efficiently or otherwise, since I am not a factory. I do this for fun. I'll likely make a few more for some people, but that's probably about it. I do have a day job... ;)

Wednesday, December 16, 2009 7:51 AM

NAVYSEILS


After seeing your posts in the bar I had to come check out what treasures you had posted. Tis a very fine piece you crafted there. I spotted it on your flickr not too long ago, I likes it a lot. The other one is also nice btw... but making two comments is a lot of effort so this became a double feature.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009 1:27 PM

STINKINGROSE


oooo prettyyyyy...

Tuesday, December 22, 2009 12:12 PM

COLOURSCHEMER


I am seriously interested in commissioning one, if you are still interested.

aaronsneary@gmail.com

Friday, January 1, 2010 9:00 PM

ENGINEANGEL


I wants one. Seriously. You rock! I mean, I knew you rocked, but HK, you've outdone yourself with these pendants.

Monday, February 8, 2010 12:21 PM

FLAME


I am a jewelry designer, and I've been making Firefly/Serenity costuming replica jewelry for awhile (in addition to steampunk, celtic, and several other things). This item is very similar to some other (non-Firefly) pieces I've been working on. I can make a similar version to this piece, using hammered copper and brass, and rivets, but I would etch (burn with acid) the Chinese symbols into the metal rather than sawing them.

I don't like copying the work of others. But I am very willing and capable of making several of these, IF Hell's Kitten doesn't mind. Mine will not be as cool as theirs (his? hers?), which is an incredible piece of work, but I could make them faster and less expensively.

I will await a comment from Hell's Kitten here, because I can't seem to find a way to contact them directly.


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