In our hectic age, sometimes you want to immerse yourself in peace and quiet in order to be alone with your thoughts and feelings. Work and other life problems and tasks take a lot of time. There is less time to relax than we would like. Therefore, a negative emotional background accumulates, which has a very negative impact on the psychological and physical health of a person.
The best way to remove this negative lump is proper rest. You can, of course, take walks in nature, which perfectly energizes and relieves stress. Read a book. Well, you can spend your leisure time, much more useful.
If your rest is combined with an activity that brings moral satisfaction and pleases with its visible material results, then such therapy will immediately have a beneficial effect on your well-being and remove all negative background.
It’s about a hobby. Only passionate people can explain how to get inspiration for every day. Brighten up nondescript weekdays and get a lot of positive emotions. Having your own hobby is becoming more and more popular. After all, in addition to material wealth, it also carries a full development. Enriches spiritually, helps to master new skills and abilities.
There are hobbies that are both crafts and arts. These two concepts reflect the essence of such activities.
One of the most exciting craft activities is chasing. In Soviet times, in many houses, these works of art flaunted on the walls. And in some schools, at labor lessons, they taught this skill.
And now there are people who are quite professionally engaged in this craft. Especially often you can meet when traveling through eastern countries, large shops with this product. And right on the street of a craftsman who creates his work in front of passers-by. This type of creative activity fascinates with its skill and skill. And the coinage itself is a variety of themes and complexity, sophistication of technology.
The material used for work is sheets of a certain metal. By knocking out bewitching patterns, colors and ornaments on them with special tools, you get original things that amaze with their beauty and rich imagination. Moreover, coinage is not only flat. It is also produced on voluminous things: on dishes, caskets, household items and jewelry. These gizmos can serve as useful items in everyday life or just be interesting and exquisite souvenirs.
Such artistic processing of metal was known in antiquity. This is evidenced by archaeological excavations, during which real masterpieces of art were found.
To be carried away by this type of craft, it is not necessary to reach such heights of an artistic level. But you can fully master the basic basics of skill. And if there is a desire, then you can gradually improve your skills and abilities in this matter.
In order to start chasing, you need to acquire certain knowledge, and then take up practice.
The whole process of working on chasing includes the processing of metal by means of a special rod. By blows on the rod, the master knocks out prints of various textures and shapes on the metal, which gradually develop into a complete image and pattern.
The simplest type of chasing is chasing by casting. The tool that is necessary for work is called chasing – a steel rod with a different section. It can have a round or multifaceted shape. The lower part of it is sharpened in a special way. These embossings require a large number so that the engraving can have various types of shapes and textures. All coins have different shapes, sizes and sections.
The materials on which the images are minted are various types of metal. There are many of them and they all have different degrees of hardness.
Here is a list of these types of metals:
1. red copper
3. nickel alloys;
4. stainless steel;
5. ferrous metals;
All of them have their own characteristic properties, which affect the process of work and the result.
One thing is certain, this kind of hobby is an art, but having mastered it, you can get pleasant moments of work, when a real miracle of a masterfully made product is born under your hands. It can be a wonderful gift for family and friends, a home decoration or a useful thing in everyday life. You can reach such heights of skill in order to open your own business and have your own income from the sale of coinage.
To learn this craft, you can use books or the Internet. Order the necessary material, prepare the workplace. You don’t need any special equipment for this. The main thing is not to doubt your abilities and then success will accompany you.