I love how you were able to get the edges of the leaf to look so nice. Along with the drops it looks pretty much just like a fallen leaf that's just been alchemically turned to silver. The pendant it hangs off of itself supplies a lot to it as well I don't think many else would notice. Wonderful job 11 Batmans out of 10.
hehe - its the way the light shines on the surfaces. Even in viking times and before they loved granulation and similar techniques. Magnificent armour pieces you have btw. I think im to hasty to make large chunks of steel fit perfectly together
Ah! I just learned about granulation recently, I went to a museum in Boston and there was a display of ancient gold items from the middle east. Some of them were a little too busy for my tastes, but it was a beautiful effect nonetheless.
And thanks, there's going to be a lot more armour being made by the end of the winter! I've got 3 commissions coming up and I'm really excited about each one.
These drops are not made with the historical granulation technique - i plan to try it one day as i may need it to make some viking age replicas. What you said about gold - its true. I think most of them were made to show of as much wealth as possible. Staffordshire hoard is i think one of the few beautiful examples of goldsmithing with the intricate garnet encrusted knotwork patterns.