I was working on a number of small, thin leaf-shapes in order to test different tempering methods and see what colors or patterns I could get, carving into them before or after tempering. gfish was working on an equatorial sundial.
A leaf in the forge, warming up.
The dark patches is scale, pearl grey and curling.
Curling the point of the leaf around backwards. You can see a little silver pile of scale on the anvil where it has flaked off.
Thank you, nanoflux! You rox0r.