Here is the project description:
A Hundred for One. CERF+ Project
Humanity at its best. One hundred souls calling through the woods in the bitter cold to save just one that might be lost. The Vulcans have a saying. "The needs of the many outweigh the needs of one or few." but humanity in it's most beautiful chaos will do just the opposite. This project's seed idea was as a gift translated as best I knew to say thank you. I had no idea that people would even reply. I felt that the sacrifice of time and resource would be too much for many and coupled with the sad fact that the world is saturated with scams I felt maybe two people would participate. That couldn't be further from the truth. 100 links by 100 people is the chain that symbolizes a gift of what humanity at it's best should be known for....That we are not Vulcans and we will do the insane if we feel it can make just the slightest bit of difference.
- Size: No more than 3". It must have holes to accommodate a jump ring that is 10mm outer diameter and 10 gauge or 2.59mm. Please include connector jump rings.
- Metal: Varying metals will add character...so, use whatever metal you want.
The hope is that when the chain is done, a book will be published and that the chain might get displayed in a museum or gallery with all proceeds going to CERF+.
So what is my "link"? It is a small medallion using chasing & repousse of course. I will not post, at this time, images of many of the links already sent in (because of copyrights and permission and all of that) . I started this on Saturday morning with a design and now on Monday night, it is 99% complete. I just have to stamp it and then seal it.
And because of my Year of Repousse project, I can say that project #2 has been completed.
Project Name: Un Piccolo Calamario
Material: Sterling Silver 20 gauge sheet and 12 gauge square wire. Liver of Sulfur patina.
Form frame and solder to sheet.
Chasing & Repousse of design
Saw and file off extra silver sheet
Solder on end links
To get sides straight and parallel anneal wire well and pull between to dowels to straighten.
If you put your mind to it, you can get a lot done in THREE DAYS.
Here are the process picture of mine, though so enjoy. As usual, click a picture to view it larger and to see the caption, then you can scroll through all of them.