Author Archives: silvergrrl

MD24 Whoops!

I accidentally started making a new chain today. It wasn’t what I had planned to do…. I cut & fused more fine silver links this morning, and that was going to be my project for the day. Then this afternoon … Continue reading

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MD23 Blink and You Miss It

When fusing fine silver links, the trickiest part is moving the torch away at the exact right instant. Too soon, and your link doesn’t become a circle. Too late, and it’s ruined. Once the red line appears, you can’t blink … Continue reading

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MD22 Fusing Fine Silver

After yesterday’s debacle, it was a relief to find that fusing fine silver links came back just like riding a bike. Note: The rest of this post is a technical description of the fusing process. Feel free to skip down … Continue reading

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MD21 The Scrap Heap

My latest project turned out to be not at all what I wanted, so it went to the scrap heap. *Sigh* I know this is fine, and I’m trying not to be discouraged. But I am really not feeling particularly … Continue reading

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MD20 Hydrogen Peroxide & Vinegar

Today was a long, busy day. But I remembered that a mixture of hydrogen peroxide & vinegar will remove the copper from soldered brass. So I mixed some of that up & put yesterday’s piece in to soak – it … Continue reading

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MD19 Sweat Soldering

Today I proceeded with the parts I was playing with yesterday. Still not entirely sure how it will end up, but I started by sweat soldering the circle of etched brass to the the circle of silver. This is done … Continue reading

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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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