Tag Archives: Jewelry

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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MD2 Simple Mother-of-Pearl Earrings

Today’s project was a simple pair of earrings. I got my torch hooked up today (Smith Little Torch, oxygen & propane) so I wanted to use it. I took 20 gauge sterling silver wire and cut several 4.25″ lengths, then … Continue reading

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MD1 Copper & Brass Pendant

In my last post, I talked about my exciting new studio space in my beautiful new house. And how just like I committed to 100 days of spinning back when I was learning to spin, I’m now committing to 100 … Continue reading

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