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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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This is an old tutorial that I made about 2 years ago

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how to make cuff links - cut out shapes with the jewelry saw as a base - I like to use 18 gauge metals . 18 gauge is 1mm thick and does not feel flimsy or bend easy- here its bronze free hand draw a shape on copper make sure that the second shape is smaller than the first my small work bench cut out shape with the jewelry saw i can do that now in under 20 seconds pretty small tip - black nail polish hides chipped and cut up nails make sure that both shapes fit well together...

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the winged ring

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"the winged one " I made a sterling ring today with brass wings I like to combine metals and sterling and gold is one of my favorites ,however gold is mighty expensive so I usually make a sterling and brass prototype before working with gold I think this is more suitable for a male so - dad will get it draw some narrow wings on a piece of paper stick/glue the ings to your metl sheet I am using 20 gauge brass ( 0.8mm thick ) draw your ring shank onto sterling silver this is 18 gauge ( 1 mm...

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Copper Bird Bracelet

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  This is actually a very simple thing to make . You start out with a wide copper strip ,I used 1 1/2 inch  by 16 inch17 gauge copper for this cuff bracelet .  Draw your bird onto the bracelet strip or on a piece of paper . Pierce the inside of the wings and the inside of the birds body and cut out the bird. When you are done with cutting out file the edges nice and smooth . Form your bracelet on a mandrel either oval or round until you are satisfied with the shape . Start polishing...

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