I wanted to go more Raw this time so looked through my stash of found treasures and scraps. Bottle caps are one of my favorite finds on walks - but they have to be 'ripe' with enough patina and destruction to give them interest. I cut a heart from brass to hold them.
I'm not happy about the composition and might darken the brass to quiet things down- but I continue to learn - and continue to improve and be pleased with my soldering skills. Not sure why I still fuss and fret so much - except there is always a chance the whole thing can be ruined in a nano-second. There are 12 separate welds. Each time the heavier brass base must be brought to red hot without melting the finer components or previous welds. There is a general easing of breath and shoulders when the final bit is soldered and all is well.
You might need to zoom to see the front left bottle cap.., "MMM...My Favorite"
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