Saturday, June 1, 2013

My Greatest Tool

I decided yesterday to honor my greatest tool, my hands.  Without them, I would not be able to make this jewelry.  Without them, I would not be a drummer.  The Hopi Indians honor hands in jewelry.  I didn't use a sketch for this.  Instead, I xeroxed my hand, reduced it, cut it out, and glued it down to the metal.  My plan is to inlay a coiled snake in the palm.  It will be copper on one side and brass on the other.  Only six days until my vending gig, so I need to work a little faster.  Thank you everyone for your in kind donations.  This piece of brass was donated by my painter friend Judith.

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