flower shadow box pendant

by 36877008 October 31, 2013 0 Comments

        This is something easier then the bracelet I posted earlier . A so called shadow box pendant. Shadow boxes consist of 2 components that are soldered together . One base and one with a cut out OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA     I used 18 gauge sterling silver again but 20 gauge will work well too . You need 2 circles in the same size . I have a disc cutter for that but you can also cut by hand. Draw a shape on one of the circles ( I drew a flower) drill a hole to feed your saw blade through and start cutting . I have a 6 inch saw frame and I mostly use 1/0 saw blades ( from riogrande.com ). After cutting out your shape quickly sand down the 2 circles so its easier to solder. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Solder both circles together and make sure you have no gabs in between. Quench in water and then put in a pickle solution to clean your silver from the oxidation. Punch a hole for the jump ring or bail. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA After the pickle bath dry your pendant and start polishing . ( I use a flex shaft with bristle brushes ) Add Patina ( lifer of sulfur ) and polish again carefully so that the inner flower stays dark. Add a jump ring and a chain and wear proudly .  :) OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA   Again I also have a shop where I sell the things you see at www.nicilaskin.etsy.com    nici

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