Tag Archives: Sterling silver

MD51 Halfway Through

Today I start the second half of my 100 Days of Metal commitment. I haven’t been keeping up with my blog, but I have been at my bench every day. So it’s working! In the last couple of weeks, I’ve … Continue reading

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MD38 More Chains & a Goal

Today I started another Byzantine chain. I have set a goal to build an inventory of bracelets. Byzantine, Columbus, Foxtail, and Double-loop-in-loop. Two of each, one for a slender wrist and one for a “normal” wrist ; these two sizes … Continue reading

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MD37 Exciting Day!

Today I wore my new Columbus Chain bracelet to my Fiber Guild meeting so I could show it off, and a woman there bought it right off my wrist! I hadn’t intended to sell it, but when opportunity knocks, it’s … Continue reading

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MD30 Practice Makes Such a Difference

I finished the Columbus Chain bracelet, and I’m really pleased with the way it looks. I’m also really pleased with how much my pick soldering skills improved as a result from doing all those links. Today was much better than … Continue reading

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MD29 More on the Columbus Chain

My new little chain is 3 inches long now after today’s work session. It took 33 links to get there; a side effect of the smaller links, given how they overlap in this pattern. To give you an idea of … Continue reading

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MD28 The Columbus Chain

For today’s project, I picked up something I had started long ago and left sitting on my bench. This particular chain has several names, but my favorite is the Columbus chain. In this story, someone figured out how to make … 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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MD14 Foxtail Bracelet is Done

Today I finished the Foxtail chain bracelet. Did the last part of the chain, soldered on the clasp, soaked it in hot vinegar to remove all the black from the annealing, & put it in the tumbler for a couple … Continue reading

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