Sunday, February 21, 2010

The Thing With Feathers

Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune--without the words,
And never stops at all,

And sweetest in the gale is heard;
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm.

I've heard it in the chillest land,
And on the strangest sea;
Yet, never, in extremity,
It asked a crumb of me.
-Emily Dickinson-
When I took my metal class last Fall, one of the techniques we tried was learning how to anneal a piece of metal and then run it through the roller press for texture. I, of course, used a peacock stencil I had and made 2 plates from it. I wasn't sure what I was going to do with these feathers until this weekend. I decided to cut them out in a circle shape, and make a bail out of the copper scraps, attaching it with a rivet. The backside needed a little something, so I engraved a quote from the Emily Dickinson poem above. Hanging from an 18" copper ball chain makes it simple and elegant.

Now available on Etsy.

3 comments:

SummersStudio said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Absolutely, lovely. Love the attention to detail front and back.

TesoriTrovati said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Very cool. That is one of my favorite poems.

I saw a child-sized peacock shirt at Target today and thought of you!

These are really cool. I would love to take more metal working classes...maybe at Bead & Button...
Thanks for sharing! Enjoy the day! Erin

EB Bead and Metal Works said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love the pendant and the texture you used on the metal! Gorgeous!