Monthly Archives: May 2018

MD18 Designing…

Today I spent time playing with individual parts and thinking about how to put them together. I like the way these look, I think I can make a fun pendant. Etched brass, silver, and copper that’s been through a tube … Continue reading

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MD17 “New” Silver is so Pretty

I love the way newly cleaned & polished silver looks, especially in chains. This is the Byzantine bracelet, I finished it today.

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MD16 More on the Byzantine

I meant to spend more time on jewelry today, but I just didn’t get the time in that I wanted. What I did get done was complete the chain part of the Byzantine bracelet. Tomorrow I’ll do the clasp and … Continue reading

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MD15 A Byzantine Bracelet

If you’ve been following along with this series of posts, you’ll remember that I made some 4mm links last week that I haven’t used yet. They were the wrong size for the Foxtail chain, but they are the right size … Continue reading

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MD14 Foxtail Bracelet is Done

Today I finished the Foxtail chain bracelet. Did the last part of the chain, soldered on the clasp, soaked it in hot vinegar to remove all the black from the annealing, & put it in the tumbler for a couple … Continue reading

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MD13 My New Toy

Today most of my “metal” time today was spent on my new toy, a rolling mill. This model is made by Celtic Dreams, and is affordable for someone like me. It arrived covered in protective grease, which needed to be … Continue reading

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MD12 The Foxtail Continues

Now that I know 4.5mm is the perfect size for my chain, I made several more feet of wire into links today. I was also able to spend some time weaving more of the chain itself. This one goes pretty … Continue reading

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MD11 The .5 Millimeter Difference

As I continued with the Foxtail chain I’ve been working on, I wasn’t very happy with it. The links were just tight enough in the pattern that there was very little flexibility in the resulting chain. So today I took … Continue reading

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MD10 Finishing the Pendant

Today went pretty much sideways from what I expected, including my “official” planned jewelry project. I’ll probably work on my chain some more here in a little while, but I decided to go ahead and finish the pendant I started … Continue reading

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MD9 Chain Time

My new saw blade for my Jump Ringer came yesterday afternoon, so today’s project was to cut the coils of wire I made the other day. It took about 2 minutes. I love that tool. The links look dark in … Continue reading

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