Sterling silver seahorse pendant

by 36877008 November 09, 2013 0 Comments

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA This project was fun and very cute .I used 18 gauge sterling silver again . Draw your seahorse on a piece of paper and stick it onto your metal sheet . Cut out with your jewelry saw and 1/0 saw blades. Cut also the base of your pendant - I chose a dogtag shape. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA After cutting out your shapes make sure everything fits well together . Sand down with sand paper to clean the metal before soldering. Flux the back of your seahorse and add solder . Heat with torch until the solder flows ( melts ). Quench in water . Flux both seahorse and your base . Pu the seahorse onto the base solder side down and heat again with your torch until the metal gets red hot. Quench in water.         OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Put your pendant into a pickle bath to clean the metal .Take out when the sterling turns a white color ( never take out with your hands - always use copper tongues ) . Add texture . File your edges and pre polish. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA put into liver of sulfur until you get a nice dark patina . Polish again so that only patina remains in the texture . Add a jump ring and a chain and impress . :) OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA   as always you can visit my shop at www.nicilaskin.etsy.com .

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