Materials and techniques
The daisy is a beautiful flower that glows during bloom. I wanted to capture the same beauty, only using copper and brass as the medium.
Sketches were drawn up… nothing really looked like what I was actually imagining in my head, so I took to experimenting with the petals first. I took my brass and sawed out little petals that would be sent though the rolling mill and annealed numerous times before the metal would rip. The texture of the flower was beginning to form.
Drilling a single hole on the inside edge of the petal would be for my rivets into the copper dome center. Hammering the petals individually to create a more natural look, complements the repoussed dome.
The stem is made from old copper refrigerator wire (hollow center) and is bent to stand off the ground and offer maximum support for the sculpture. It was then soldered to the center of the dome. Finishing touchers were made using wire wrapping techniques.
I hope that my art inspires and brings joy to you! Thanks for stopping by! :)
Hidden secrets from within a gemstone
Tiger's Eye is a quartz crystal that can appear in a variety of colors in its natural environment. Some people believe tiger's eye can bring harmony and release fear and anxiety.
With it's beautiful golden-yellow bands in a deep brown color, the tiger's eye stone had been thought to manifest money.
When tiger's eye entered society, it was traditinally made into an amulet to ward off curses or ill-wishings. Also, the people believed it would bring courage and self-confidence to the ones who had it in possession.
Tiger's Eye necklace by Joost Designs
Golden Tiger's Eye
Swarovski Crystal's and Pearls
Jennifer Joost, Las Vegas, Nevada. Jewelry and graphic artist and designer. Art is and has always been a passion of mine throughout my entire life. I design with the intent of bringing joy and happiness all around me.