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turtle pendant

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  Today I went with a combination of medallion and shadow box ( the shadow box being the flower inside the turtle . I used 20 gauge sterling silver for that . The reason for not using 18 gauge was that I ran out ,lol :)    But that worked out in the end as I added an extra circle . I cut out a large circle 1 1/4 inch in diameter with the help of my disc cutter. If you don’t have one you can always cut out a circle by hand . I invested in a disc cutter after...

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got my new work bench

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I got my new bench yesterday and we set it up last night . No more working on a barstool for me the first picture is the old set up and the second one is my new set up    

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kite earrings

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  Just some basic metalsmithing :)   www.nicilaskin.etsy.com

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lucky clover leaf

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  A pretty easy project really .All you need is your saw ,paper ,metal sheet ,patina , hole punch pliers ,chain and jump ring . Draw your clover leaf onto paper and stick that on the metal sheet .When I make something simple like that I use 18 gauge sterling silver. 20 gauge is too thin in my opinion .I know a lot use 20 or 22 gauge as the cost is much lower. After transferring your design onto the sheet simply start cutting with the jewelry saw. File your edges . add patina ( for polishing you can use...

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Flaming guitar pick

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Rock and Roll Baby ............. sterling guitar pick pendant with brass flames the reason - just because I wanted to and I can I cut out some equal sized guitar picks one in 20 gauge sterling and one in 20 gauge brass ( copper or bronze will work too ) I filed the edges round with a number 2 file ( pretty fine ) draw your flames onto the brass pick and start cutting with a jewelry saw and 1/0 saw blades flux your brass flames and add solder - heat with torch until solder melts solder both sterling and...

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