Here is Val's sample and below that is mine.
And that is what I am working on now.
Last weekend I lined and started the repousse for the practice piece. Today I expect to finish the repousse and start the chasing of the rope. When I am done with my ropes then I will make another sample of this piece in copper. Once that is done, THEN I will do a variation of this piece in silver. The variation has more ropes as detail and it is domed a bit.