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copper tea light holder

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made a copper tea light holder :) cut a 1 1/2 inch wide strip by 6 inch long from copper draw your shapes onto the metal small tip (if you like a shape make a template out of plastic via exacto knife ) cut out your lizards i use a jewelers saw with 1/0 blades shape the strip ,dome a circle and cut a 3x3 inch square solder everything together ( use plumbers solder as it has a low melting temp ) start polishing - steel wool will do or sand paper put a tea light in and light it...

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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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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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