I'm a self taught jewelry artist and metalsmith sharing my journey one flame at a time!

tumbling finished pcs for hardness and shine

sawing some copper for etching

sterling headpins 

before being fired into

balled headpins

after firing and a bath 

in the pickle

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copper bangles 16G before LOS

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copper bangles after los

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sterling silver bangles after solder and before forming

after forming before hammered texture and tumbled

finished sterling silver

 2 - 18G and 1 - 10G Bangles 

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GET EXCITED!!!!

Get excited...... I'm currently waiting on my silver order from RIO so I can take a stab at doing some bezel setting. 

I'm going to start out making some pendants. That doesn't freak me out as much as trying to make a ring. I ordered a few tools, a bezel pusher, roller and a burnisher. I got my bezel wire in 1/8 from an Etsy seller. I will be ordering again from them. I have another order coming from an Etsy seller which is a trio selection of Easy, Medium and Hard solder sheet. 

I have some wire solder but it's very hard to work with. I think the sheet solder cut into pallions will be a better fit. 

I also have quite a few Cabochons I've collected over the last few yrs. I've always known that silver smithing was a goal of mine. 

I'm excited, nervous, scared...... I'll keep ya posted :) 

I've been SILVERSMITHING!!! 

I'm having so much fun and really enjoy the learning process! 

even tho sometimes its sucks to work really hard on a piece and then have it not workout and have to scrap it.. but that's learning and at least I know I can do it again!

A few things I've made 

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When I first started using my torch back in 2010 I used it for making my own balled headpins... I've only recently started playing around with soldering some smaller objects.. such as bangles and smaller rings. 

I started out with copper and copper solder which is a little harder than using sterling silver but also less expensive. 

Then I moved onto some sterling bangles out of 18 gauge half hard wire and when those were successful I tried a 10 Gauge sterling silver bangle. 

so far i've been successful in soldering these bracelets so I'm moving onward!

come back often to see my skills progress and what I'm making! 

XO