Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Roman chain...one of the most tedious, frustrating, & cumbersom creations ever! (Hence the hefty price tag!) Despite the process, it can be rather relaxing once you get a rhythm.
You start out with making your own hoops, fusing them together, (melting half of them in the process), and then stretching them to an oblong shape. The relaxation is when you get to weave all your stretched out hoops together, until you have a chain (that will look horrible!). The trick is to anneal the metal (without torching your chain!) and draw it through a series of holes in wood or metal to tighten everything up.
But...after much practice, set backs and creativity, you create something unique and one truly amazing.