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Hinged mirror with repousse eyes
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This is the second in a series of mirrors I am working on. I'm not actually sure what the inspiration was. I see it as a playful comment on the compact or a pair of pince nez glasses....with the eyes already attached. It doesn't, however, close all the way. It wouldn't anyway because the fishtail is wider than the rest of the frame. It does sit nicely on a table at a variety of angles.
The frame is made from 1/2" square iron bar that I forged hot into the scrolls. The hinge is made from some iron strap and tubing. The eyes are hammered cold in some aluminum sheet that I have far too much of. They start out flat and become three dimensional with work. I have been trying to figure out what to do with my aluminum sheet scrap for several years and repousse seem to be what best suits it for now.
Please drop me a note if you have any questions. I will, of course, respond as quickly as I can.
Size ~ 5 1/4" high x 11 5/8" wide x 1" deep overall
Mirrors ~ 3" dia.
Weight ~ 2lb 7 oz. / 1.098 kg
The bulk of my products are made from scrap and found materials. Like most metal artisans, I have a large store of my own scrap. I also use found materials and materials that have been given to me. Often the end product looks nothing like the material I start with and this is the magic of many metalworking techniques. My work is neither upcycled nor recycled. It is ultimately on it's first cycle. I just prefer to use what I have.
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