Tag Archives: Jewelry

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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MD8 Finishing the Cheaters

As it turns out, I was able to crimp these beads in place with a tool I have here in our new house, so I have finished the earrings I started yesterday. I didn’t want to tumble them to strengthen … Continue reading

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MD7 Feels Like Cheating…

After just a week of getting back into working at my bench, it already feels like cheating to make something that doesn’t directly require a torch or a power tool. But my commitment is to do SOMETHING at my bench … Continue reading

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MD6 Better Bezels

Today was better. I was able to fix the one bezel from yesterday even though it has a slight curve where I filed the seam smooth, and I set that stone. That’s today’s picture. I started completely over with the … Continue reading

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MD5 One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

Practice makes better. This is why commitment is important. Today I attempted to solder the bezels for my stones to the backs that form the piece. I knew this could be a challenge, because there are a lot of things … Continue reading

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MD4 Stones & Bezels

Today’s project is more ambitious. I decided to set a stone, most likely for a pendant. When I looked at my stones, I really liked the way two of them look together, so I am going to make a piece … Continue reading

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MD3 Jump Rings

Today’s project was not glamorous. It was making useful components for other stuff. Specifically, sterling silver jump rings. Wait, can’t you buy those? Yes you can, but I’d rather not. I like making my own, not least because it’s a … Continue reading

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