16 June 2010

Do-Over


Time spent pleasantly; making a replacement of an early style brooch for someone who had lost theirs. (suspected theft;... kind of flattering?)












Pre-paint. Possibly better?



I decided to put a roller-style catch on the pin for extra security.
One can just buy a machine-made catch and solder it on, unless one cannot be bothered going into the City to fetch it, in which case one must Make One's Own, which is what I did. Its not as perfect as a machine-made one, but that sorts of suits the piece, and it works very well indeed.


Open position; put the pin into the slot and then the tab at the top rolls down...







and locks the pin in place. Voila!

5 comments:

  1. wow and i think the catch is pretty perfect:)

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  2. gorgeous catch David!
    and a beautiful brooch

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  3. love the paint.love the brooch....

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