In October of 2012 we went to The Compound Gallery for their open-house and opening soiree — We got to keep a memento from the blacksmithing demo! Here it is all framed up and ready for display… Nice example of shadowbox framing for display, we think! 🙂
The item has been mounted to glass, floating about 1/8″ above the mat underneath. The top mat with opening floats around the finial, and the inside of the frame has been lined with the same mat.
The mat’s a coarse linen with metallic thread throughout. Neat!