This is my first attempt at capturing a cab using tabs instead of wire. It’s all new to me so of course, it’s not perfect. Unfortunately, I am impatient with tutorials and classes so I tend to learn new things through trial, error and experimentation. I probably waste more time and materials this way and it’s a good thing I don’t use expensive metals. It works for me anyway.
Although I have soldering equipment, I’ve yet to touch it. I even like to cut metal sheet with shears and avoid using a saw! Perhaps I have a fear of machinery?
Oh well, I don’t really have any studio space anyway so I’ve put that aside until I do. In the meantime, I’ll keep trying to refine my cold connections technique since I’m enjoying the ride anyway.
Here are some new things I’ve recently made using rivets to secure the metal elements together. Obviously, leaves and flowers are my favorite motifs.
I’m sure at some point I’ll feel restricted by using only cold connections, but not yet. Perhaps when I’ve exhausted all the possibilities I can come up with I’ll move on to the next level 🙂