Tag Archives: Jewelry

More Fun With Copper

These are both copper. The round piece was torched, high oxygen, then soaked in hot vinegar. The other piece was previously etched with ferric chloride, then lightly salted & subjected to ammonia fumes to produce the blue patina.

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Fooling Around with Copper

I’m working with copper a lot these days. It’s beautiful in its own right and has really interesting properties. Today, for example, I worked on the components for a pair of earrings. I’ve been reading up on ways to put … Continue reading

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Moonstones and Silver

These earrings are my latest creations! The setting is embellished with stamping and sterling wire.

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Copper and Gratitude

It seems like this year is just flying by. All kinds of wonderful things have been happening lately, including winning two First Place awards at the SC State Fair for handspun yarn. More about that in an upcoming post! What … Continue reading

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MD27 The Bracelet is Done

Is there such a thing as a normal day anymore? Today certainly was not. But I did finish the double-loop-in-loop chain and turn it into a bracelet by adding a clasp. Once this type of chain is woven, it must … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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