I was poking around in the Yahoo Metal Clay Group’s photo collection and stumbled across this talented artist and her lovely leaf broach. Lisa Barth does amazing work and often incorporates natural stones in bezel settings with her metal clay creations. I just love the lacy texture she created in a few sections of this leaf. It adds a rich, organic feel to the piece that’s really nice.
You can see an extensive gallery of Lisa’s work on her Web site.
If you’re not a member of the Yahoo Metal Clay Group, you might want to check it out. It’s really easy to join, and some of the most talented and experienced artists and teachers in our community are regular contributors to the discussion forum. You’ll learn so much just by reading the threads, and if you have a specific answer, there will be lots of knowledgeable folks eager to help you.