create a pattern-welded steel and bronze cross.
concept, forge-welding, brazing, finishing
this began as an experiment in forge-welding “damascus” type patterns using steels of varying hardness.
as it was not large enough for a blade, the test piece became a jewellery project.
it was finished by forge welding two pieces into a cross and then brazing a ring made of bronze brought from the congo on the back and adding a steel ring and leather cord.
though this is my first attempt at pattern-welding, it is one of the few finished pieces that made it out of the shop during that time.
in order to save materials and time, i tended to put off the forge-welding projects until i was more confident in the results.