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Okay, so I registered for this Metal Arts class for Spring Quarter, and our first project was to do a badge of some sort that held some meaning for us. Naturally, I took the opportunity to do something BIONICLE-related. My badge ended up being an emblem featuring my stylized Kanohi Kakama (seen in my avatar) laid over a hexagon to represent the Southern-style of Matoran writing as seen on Voya Nui. In Hand Front Back Now, there was an error with one of the pieces. The circle piece seen below the eyeholes was intended to be green. However, I left it in the ammonia gas over a weekend and the green color got scrubbed off as soon as the water hit it. Picture of it edited to show the what it should have looked like This piece is about 4 inches from top to bottom, and roughly the same side to side. --------------- This was a personal project that was inspired by a leftover from the badge. After cutting out the hexagon, I was left with a slightly smaller hexagon that I felt a need to do something with. So, I cut off some more corners, giving it a more circular appearance, and later cut out the two faces. I sanded and polished the center of the larger piece, and then riveted the cut faces onto it. "Heads" "Tails" Size comparison with yours truly The reason I polished the inside so well was to give it a mirror-like quality that would allow it to reflect light better, while the two faces would guard it against being damaged. This means that the emblems will catch and reflect light better than the surroundings, resulting in this: Heads Tails And a quick video of it in-hand with some commentary from me --------------------- Okay, so that happened faster than I thought. The GSR dog-tag necklace thing is done! See it here Pretty simple. Just the cut-out from the coin soldered onto a copper plate. Nothing too special, but I do like wearing it. One modification I might make soon: If I were to dip it in liver of sulfur, the copper would turn black and the brass would turn more vibrant. What do you all think of that? Or shall I leave it as is? ------------------------- With those three pieces out of the way, I may very well have time to do more. Feel free to make suggestions. (And don't forget to leave comments, criticism, and/or cookies )