Here’s my next project attempt! It’s a tsuba (Japanese sword guard) pendant with cherry branches, cherry blossoms and a dragonfly. The first image is a Photoshopped version of two antique tsuba, and the second image is my pattern I drew from that.
I cast a small shibuichi ingot (precious Japanese art bronze, 25% silver, 75%copper) and forged it out into a plate, then soldered a .999 Fine silver backing on it so the copper alloy won’t be against the new owner’s skin.
Next, I have to use a tiny jeweler’s saw to cut out all of the negative spaces. That will probably take all of tomorrow.