Tag Archives: Jewelry

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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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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