|In order to take my designing to a higher more complex level I had to incorporate layering into my work. I've been focusing on nature, more specifically feathers. I decided to work with the peacock feather.|
|The backplate that was pierced to match the domed top plate that was shown above.|
|I arranged the woven pattern to fill up the back plate as seen above|
|I soldered the domed frame from earlier onto the backplate with the weaving. As can be seen, the domed plate subtly hides the weaving on the backplate.|
|The ring has a knife edge shank so I made it by melting the ends of a strip of metal then gammering the melted ends as flat as you want the knife edge then removing the excess so you can solder the ends together. (Hargreaves, 2013)|
|The final product|
|I used square wire to create the base of the stand. I used the same structure as the protea ring I made earlier|
I bent the side frames as oranically as possible also making sure the ring would sit comfortably as possible.