The egg cup that my husband challenged me to make for his birthday/Christmas is complete! I don't normally take THIS long to finish a piece but with working on shows and commission pieces, I'm afraid this had to be worked on in my "spare" (!) time.
I really enjoyed this process, learning new techniques that I can transfer to my jewellery and seeing how much work goes into a piece like this. If we think back to a time, many many moons ago, where pretty much everything was made by hand, those silversmiths have my utmost respect.
Here are the photos from start......
....to finish! TA DA!!!! I left the texture left by all those thousands of hammer strikes as I love the effect on the cup and kept the base plain as a contrast, polishing the outside and giving the inside a matt finish.
Will I ever make an egg cup again? Unlikely, but never say never! I will definitely be using the techniques I've learnt to create new pieces of jewellery though.
Hope he likes it :-)