Saturday, January 26, 2008

Victorian design cuff

One of my more recent pieces, this wristband was an interesting experiment. The tooling design is from a reprint of a Victorian book of textile designs, and I just beveled it rather than cutting and beveling. Then I painted the design lightly with metallic campaign and metallic brown paint and then stained the piece with dark brown antique. The goal was to make it look like the cuff was made out of a much older piece of leather. I think it worked well, but it's funny to consider how much time I took to make something new look old. My hope is that it would be considered somewhat steampunk with the Victorian design and the overall look.

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