I found this wonderful old lock plate in an antique shop several months ago. I just now had the time and the head space to try to clean it up a bit and see what I might be able to do with it. It's even more beautiful than I had hoped!!
I don't know yet what this will become. It's too big for jewelry so I'm thinking I may be doing a mixed media collage type of work in the near future. Oh I love this wonderful world of art!!!
The lock plate is about 4 inches wide and I believe it is brass. It has two sides with the same design and is about 1/2 inch thick. I loosened the screw and separated the two plates and polished one. Before I polished the second one I thought I'd take a picture of the before and after. I just love these transformations! It's what working "among the ruins" is all about!