I've been taking Stephanie Lee's Homesteaders 2 online class. Here's a few pics of my works in progress.
These are small pieces of brass that I flooded with solder. I'm satisfied with the flooding, except for the bottom two that I used a different solder on, but my bezel making with the copper pipe isn't going so well.
The solder is kind of grainy looking after I heated it again to solder the bezels. And I'm having trouble getting the bezels covered completely with solder on the outside. I need more practice but I'm having fun with the class. I've antiqued the bezels above with Novacan patina. It did cover the little bare copper spots. I think I'll go for a "dug up at an archeology dig" look with whatever I put in them. Until I can do better things are going to look rustic.