Rod ... I wish I could take credit for the black one with gold ... it was done by JP2CODE I did all the others ... (go to the gallery to see them) they are pretty easy. I take 22 gage sheet metal cut two circles then slit them into the center about 3/4 of the way in ... lay the circles on top of each other drill a hole ... peen a piece of 1/8" round stock insert then weld the top and bottom ... bend the petals up and shape them ... cut out the leaves ... weld it all together ... bend to shape then paint ... clear coat and if I add gold high lights I add that on top of the clear coat so it will reflect the light. I just got a plasma unit so now I'm going to start cutting out the parts with it to give them that rough look ... Maybe I will make a video of that sometime.
I screwed up I said that the original art piece was done by JP2CODE oops actually it was done by donor 76 I'm sure most can figure thaat out but there may be one or two people out there that get confused by my stupidity and I just wanted to clarify ... as I have stated it's some of the best rose work I've seen ... donor76 really needs to be comended for this fine submission.