I mentioned here the direction I thought I'd go. Annnnd, in what seems like a rare moment here of late, I actually got it done as I hoped!!
The new tutorial is for a metalsmithed leaf. The leaf is formed and forged into a 3 dimensional form AND I managed to toss in a bonus leaf technique that is SUPER QUICK and requires NO heat. YAY!
Aren't they PRETTY!?
The tutorial is 26 pages and over 75 photos. Not only is there a bonus leaf, but there is a section that covers annealing (what it is, why do it, and how to do it).
You can click the photo below to go to the tutorials page. :)