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easy teaxture if you do not have a rolling mill

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fun with metal easy texture for metal this is basic metal smithing 101 take a patterned steel sheet tape a strip of metal that is softer then the steel to the plate use clear tape so you can see the back . Start hammering with a ball peen hammer on the whole back ,basically covering the back with dimples .You will need some elbow grease with this as this takes some serious hammer time WATCH YOUR FINGERS !!! while you hammer the back the metal expands and gets pushed into the pattern in the steel plate thus creating a negative...

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winged ring- brass wings on sterling silver

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wings on sterling draw some narrow wings on a piece of paper stick/glue the wings to your metal sheet I am using 20 gauge brass ( 0.8mm thick ) I usually do a mock up in metal that is cheaper before doing a sterling/gold version draw your ring shank onto sterling silver this is 18 gauge ( 1 mm thick ) cut out your wings and your ringshank via jewelry saw and 1/0 saw blades make sure the ring shank and the wings fit ( I am good with eyeballing things - I tend not to measure ) solder your...

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lentil bead pendant - medium difficulty

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  Today I made something that i never did before . I made a so called Focal Bead . A Focal bead is a bead that is either worn alone or in the middle of a necklace to draw the attention or focus of the one viewing .   Take 2 circles of equal size ( I use 18 gauge sterling silver ) . You can either buy the circles or you can cut them from your sheet metal by hand or use a disc cutter ( which I have and it is one of my regularly used tools )...

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knuckle ring with butterfly

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  Today another easy an fun project – a knuckle ring . Knuckle rings are to be worn – like the name suggests – above the knuckle . I have several that i wear daily , I prefer to have mine on my middle fingers on both hands . They are comfy and are adjustable so very easy to make . Knuckle rings are the same size usually as toe rings or pinky rings an have an open back ( to adjust them easy )   cut a 45-47 mm long piece from sterling silver flat wire ( i use...

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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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