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A fun little project for your love

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  This is a really fun and easy thing to do. Its a small metal book . I used 22 gauge bronze - its thin enough so you can stack the " pages " and hard enough as a metal that the pages do not bend when you stamp them.I cut them 1 inch by 1 1/2 inch but you can do it whatever size you prefer . Stamp anything on it using each page .Only do one side as it does go through a bit when you stamp . Now you need to either punch holes or stack drill...

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winged guitar pendant in sterling silver

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This guitar pendant is a bit more involved and I would categorize it in the more intermediate difficulty. As almost always I made this one from sterling silver and I love it if I may say so and here is how to do it . Draw your guitar with 2 wings attached on a piece of paper and glue to your metal – I use 18 gauge sterling silver ( if you go thinner then that your fretboard might bend on you. Draw a second set of smaller wings separately and glue this also to the sterling silver . Cut...

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butterfly ring in sterling

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    When my husband and I had our first wedding anniversary I was the whole day in school studying for the NCLEX ( National Nursing Exam ) to be able to working the USA . I had been a nurse for 4 years in Germany but you still had to take an exam in order to come here and work. I was sad that I had to be in school the whole day . He picked me up at about 6 pm with the car . We drove home through the woods and he said to close the windows...

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I made my first etched pendant

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This was a very easy project to be honest but I was always afraid to try it due to the acid you need. I will post a detailed tutorial on copper etching after the holidays .Right now I am swamped with orders .  

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Shadow box flower pendant

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This is a fairly easy project . A so called shadow box pendant . Shadow boxes consist of 2 shapes that are identical with one of the shapes having a pierced and cut design . On my project I am making a geometrical flower. I amusing 18 gauge sterling silver which is 1 mm thick and will give you a nice solid and heavier piece to wear. Most use 22 or 20 gauge though as a more cost effective way. I am now in that age where I appreciate the heavier jewelry . Cut 2 circles in the same size...

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