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sterling silver cat pendant

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little cat pendant made from 18 gauge sterling silver Draw out the shape of a cat onto paper this cat was pretty easy to draw as I had drawn a similar shape before and for some reason I can draw faster the second time, I added a little heart :) stick your paper to your metal start cutting with your jewelry hand saw and 1/0 saw blades drill or punch out some holes for the eyes I use a swanstrom hole punch pliers ,one of my most used tools peel of the paper and start polishing If you do not...

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feather wedding bands

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Had some more fun Silver smithing today I know the album is kinda long , but maybe someone will enjoy it I made some sterling silver wedding bands today for him and her I used 18 gauge sterling ( 1mm thick ) draw your shape of the ring - I decided on a feather you can either pre draw it on paper and then glue that to the metal or if it is an easy shape or you have a template you can draw directly on the metal add some length right and left to make the rin size you...

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tree pendant from sterling silver

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The tree of life is one of the oldest symbols in the world and is pretty much universal . So that is what I made today a tree pendant . This Pendant is based of the usual shadow box but it is not a pierced and cut design .You work your way inward from the edge without having to punch a hole and feeding your saw blade through it . You start out again with 2 circles of equal size. I use my trusted disc cutter . A disc cutter is one of the first things I would get as...

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Hi there :)

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I think I never really introduced myself on this blog . This is me :) in Golden ,Colorado on a road trip . I usually work a little bit even if we are on the road . Stamping equipment is easy to take with you and easy to set up . My hubby was mountain biking for a couple of hours sohe dropped me off at one of the pars in Golden . I was born in the late 70's in Leipzig , East Germany. When I turned 12, the Berlin Wall came down and a whole new world opened....

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etch a sketch or how to etch copper

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Take a piece of copper - I used a 1 x1 inch square . Seal the back with nail polish or lacquer and wait until dry. After the polish is dry , clean your copper thoroughly with alcohol and q-tips . Do not touch again . I use gloves after the cleaning part. Take a Sharpie and draw whatever you like- have some fun !!! Wait until dry and trace again with the sharpie . take a glass container or an old plastic cup and pour a bit of your etching mordant . Be careful not to splash . Wear...

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