Growing Copper Gerber Daisies

One of my favorite flowers has always been Gerber daisies. So when I was asked to make a layered Gerber pendant I was super excited! The client wanted it done similarly to the tree pendant which was precisely the way I wanted to do it as well.

So after designing I started with cutting out the layers.

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Those little flowers are smaller than the top of a Bic pen cap!

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All the pieces of metal and wire were cut and there was still so much more to do.

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But first it’s good to make sure it all fits together. Putting the cut pieces together for the first time always makes me excited. It is like opening a present, giving me my first glimpse of what it will look like when it is finished.

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After hours of sanding and filing and polishing as well as dapping the little flower parts to give them a slight curve, it was finally time to assemble the whole piece together. Though, honestly, I have come to enjoy the whole process, including the mundane parts like filing and sanding. When I was younger I just wanted to see the finished piece. But now, I have fallen in love with the whole process. Each part is a beautiful and challenging step to be enjoyed equally with the satisfaction of a finished piece.

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Gerber Daisy Pendant
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Gerber Daisy Pendant – Detail
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