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nicilaskin — metal work

a leather wrap bracelet

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I made a code of arms wrap bracelet for this tutorial cut out your shield as the base and whatever you desire on it I used 20 gauge sterling silver make sure your shape fits well on your shield without overlapping Cutting out that bird was not easy by the way ,Its really tiny and detailed solder both together dome your shield in a dabbing block of if you do not have one you can keep it flat clean the back of the shield with sand paper cut some short strips of flat wire bend with a needle nose plier...

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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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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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