I made this pendant for my daughter, who enjoys swing dancing. Cut from copper, it is blackened with liver of sulphur.
Having often struggled with a jeweler’s saw on occasions I’ve needed to use it, I decided to spend some time practising. I bought a book (because how can you do anything without buying a book first!) Metal Artist’s Workbench: Demystifying The Jeweler’s Saw by Thomas Mann. Mann gives helpful detailed instructions, and I did some of the exercises in the book. While I’m no expert, I can saw much more confidently. I found a picture of dancers on the web, drew the outline on paper and pasted it onto the copper with a glue stick. I cut out the shape with the saw, and then blackened it by placing it in a liver of sulphur solution.