Cloud and swallow clasp
Crow and sparrow (front view)
Hard at work making new masters! These pieces are destined to be made in pewter, except for the clasp, which will be cast in either silver or shibuichi. I made this clasp once before, but lost the cloud part during casting and only the bird came out. I'm so glad I finished it finally. I'm planning more clasps, an 's' and maybe another toggle. Hopefully I'll have time to make lots of one of a kind pieces, like my sculptural bezels or some polymer owls. This latest series is inspired by ancient Japanese ojime beads and I'm trying to finish two more by morning. I better put on another pot of coffee!