My long term goal is to make vessels with Chasing & Repousse and this was my second project that falls under this category during my AYoR. The first project, the tool canister, in this series was the first chasing on a 3-D form I had done.
This project started with a different name which was The Deco Dish but after the patina was applied, the different chased sections with the red just yelled BLOOD ORANGE.
This project also took several months complete and had many gaps in time due to other projects and workshop sneaking in.
Project Name: The Blood Orange Dish.
Material: Copper Sheet, Sterling Silver Rim with a Sculpt Nouveau Brown Solvent Dye under coat and the Red Dye-Oxide overcoat.
The dish was sunk by me back in December of 2013. The chasing & repousse was done in January and February of 2014, the rim and patina applied in May 2014. Yes a project can take months!
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Soldering the rim - make sure the rim is large enough in diameter to be centered on the edge of the dish, you can make it smaller but not bigger.
Patina - If working with a new patina, don't learn how to "make it" just before you want to apply it. Set aside several weekends to practice the technique.