I have got to the stage now in my practice as a goldsmith when I can say with certainty and confidence 'yes, I can do that' even though I may never have executed the design before. I've done my 10,000 plus hours or however many hours it is that you 'need' to do in order to call yourself an expert (more on this theory can be found on the BBC's website here). I don't mean to say this with arrogance or pomposity, I say it with a hard won confidence. I say it with a quiet certainty.
And so, after a quick practice cutting into copper, testing the tight curves that make once piece tessellate with another I made this:
|A Piece of You and a Piece of Me, cuff-link and necklace, Cari-Jane Hakes 2015|
|Details, cuff-link and necklace, Cari-Jane Hakes, January 2015|