I hope that you go on stage like that.
My black bird is staring up at you on the screen.
Nice stuff Dar
Thanks....I've been a busy bee (though a couple of the pics are old).
The first one is the cultic centre in an animated sci-fi.
Wow! Very nice pieces, Dar! Is that a bracelet in the last picture? How did you do those layers? Keep up the good work friend, you're a true artist.
It is a bracelet. The front parts were cut with some of the dies I made (one pictured here)which are a version of the standard dies I make. These are more versatile than those that cut an entire piece out around it's design circumference. It allows one to make a variety of pieces with one die. I have lots to test pieces lying around that I scramble together once in a while for show-and-tell pieces like this. The inside of the bracelet is made from 7 hand sawed pieces (because the old dies are long gone(sold)) using the same design motifs. This other bracelet was the first showy one I made a couple years ago after devising the "side cutter" approach.
To finish the answer, the bracelets are made by the "overlay" technique. Soldering layers of flat sheets atop one another (usually a top and bottom layer, but the first one you asked about has 5). I started doing it at age 15 , inspired by Native American silversmiths' work here in the area I grew up in (NM, USA). More pics: