So this week I have taken on a challenge set by my lovely husband! His birthday falls within days of Christmas so thinking of presents to cover both can be really tricky. Husband has always loved a boiled egg or two for breakfast so has tasked me with making him an egg cup for birthday/Christmas. This involves using skills that I don't yet possess so I have enlisted the help of someone who does!
And so we begin with a 75mm diameter disc of fine silver......fine silver is 99.9% pure and is softer than Sterling Silver (which is 92.5%) and therefore easier to shape. My two tools for the job are a wooden bossing hammer, this looks like a wooden pear, and numerous blocks of wood that have a circular bowl shape set into them of various sizes and depths. The silver disc is then hammered so the edges are bought up. It's a bit difficult to describe so hopefully the pictures below will help!
.......and this is where we're at so far! It doesn't look quite like an egg cup yet but it's getting there! I'll update again next week :-)